(A)   For the purposes of administering and enforcing the provisions of this chapter, the office of Housing Inspector is hereby created.
   (B)   The Housing Inspector shall be appointed by the Town Council, and shall have such powers as may be necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this chapter, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in addition to others herein granted, the following powers:
      (1)   Investigations. To investigate the dwelling and building conditions in the town in order to determine which dwellings therein are unfit for human habitation and dangerous, being guided in such examination of dwellings and buildings by the requirements set forth in this chapter;
      (2)   Oaths, witnesses and the like. To administer oaths and affirmations and to examine witnesses and receive evidence;
      (3)   Right of entry. To enter upon and within premises and dwellings for the purpose of making examinations and investigations; provided that, such entries shall be made in such a manner as to cause the least possible inconvenience to the persons in possession;
      (4)   Warrants, citations and the like. To swear criminal warrants, issue civil citations and to take such other actions as may be necessary to carry out the enforcement procedures of this chapter; and
      (5)   Delegation of functions and the like. To delegate any of his or her functions and powers under this chapter to such officers and agents as he or she may designate.
(Ord. 05-6, passed 4-12-2005)