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(a) Stop Work Order. On notice from the Fire Chief or Fire Code Official, or his/her designee, that work on/at any building, structure or work site is being prosecuted contrary to the provisions of the Ohio Fire Code and/or the COBA Ordinances, or the Ohio Basic Building Code (OBBC), or in an unsafe and dangerous manner, such work shall be immediately stopped. The stop work order shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property involved, or to the owner's agent, or to the person doing the work, and shall state the conditions under which work may be resumed. Where an emergency exists, the Fire Code Official shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work.
(b) Failure to Comply. Any person who shall continue any work after being served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to penalty as set forth in 1501.99.
(c) Posting of Orders. Each order issued by the Fire Chief or Fire Code Official, or a copy or copies thereof, shall be prominently posted by the responsible person at or near the main entrance or lobby to the premises where the violation or violations are located.
(d) Unlawful Removal. The owner, his duly authorized agent, the occupant, or other person responsible for the conditions under violation shall be responsible for maintaining the order in its posted location until the order has been cleared by the Fire Chief or Fire Code Official.
(Ord. 2006-34. Passed 4-27-06.)