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The Building Inspector shall:
(a) Inspect any building, wall or structure about which complaints are filed by any person, to determine whether a building, wall or structure is or may be existing in violation of this chapter.
(b) Inspect any building, wall or structure reported (as herein provided for) by the Fire or Police Departments of the municipality as potentially existing in violation of the terms of this chapter.
(c) Notify the owner, occupant, lessee, mortgagee, agent and all other persons having an interest in such building pursuant to Section 1468.06 (such notice being hereinafter referred to as the "action notice"), as shown by the land records of the Recorder of Lorain County or tax records of the Auditor of Lorain County, of any building found by him or her to be a dangerous building within the standards set forth in Section 1468.02 that:
(1) The owner must vacate, repair or demolish such building in accordance with the terms of the notice and this chapter.
(2) The occupant or lessee must vacate such building or have it repaired in accordance with the notice and remain in possession.
(3) The mortgagee, agent or other person having an interest in such building as shown by the land records of the Recorder of Lorain County or the tax records of the Auditor of Lorain County may at his or her own risk repair, vacate or demolish such building or have such work or act done.
Any person notified under this division (c) to repair, vacate or demolish any building shall be given 30 days from the date the action notice is given to do or have done, the work or act required by the action notice.
(d) Set forth in the action notice a description of the building or structure deemed unsafe, a statement of the particulars which make the building or structure a dangerous building, and an order requiring the same to be put in such condition as to comply with the terms of this chapter within 30 days from the date of notice and pursuant to Section 1468.06.
(e) Place a notice on all dangerous buildings stating the following: "This building has been found to be a dangerous building by the Avon Lake Building Inspector. This notice is to remain on this building until it is repaired, vacated or demolished in accordance with the notice which has been given the owner, occupant, lessee, mortgagee or agent of this building, and all other persons having an interest in such building as shown by the land records of the Recorder of Lorain County or tax records of the Auditor of Lorain County. It is unlawful to remove this notice until such notice is complied with."
The inspections required by this section may include destructive and non-destructive testing, provided that destructive testing shall be used only to the extent reasonably necessary.
(Ord. 32-2013. Passed 3-25-13.)