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(a) When the Municipality finds that work or equipment is contrary to this chapter, approved plans therefor or the Ohio Building Code, notice in writing shall be sent to the owner of the building involved or his or her agent. The notice shall state where and in what respect the work or equipment does not conform to such lawful requirements and shall specify a reasonable period of time in which to conform.
(b) Prior to enforcement of Ohio R.C. Chapters 3781 and 3791, or any rules adopted pursuant thereto, including the Ohio Building Code, as adopted in Section 1420.01, by any remedy, civil or criminal, the Municipality shall issue an adjudication order within the meaning of Ohio R.C. 119.06 to 119.13 or a stop work order as provided in R.C § 3781.031.
(c) Every adjudication order shall cite the law or rules directly involved and shall specify what appliances, site preparations, additions or alterations to structures, plans, materials, assemblages or procedures are necessary for the same to comply with Ohio R.C. Chapters 3781 and 3791 and/or any rules adopted pursuant thereto, including the provisions of the Ohio Building Code adopted in Section 1420.01.
(d) The order shall include notice to the party of the procedure for appeal and right to a hearing if requested within thirty days of the mailing of the notice. The notice shall also inform the party that at the hearing he or she may be represented by counsel, present his or her arguments or contentions orally or in writing, and present evidence and examine witnesses appearing for or against him or her.
(e) Upon the issuance of any order provided for herein or in R.C. § 3781.031, the person receiving such order shall cease work upon the site preparations or structure to be constructed, or, in the case of an industrialized unit, the installation of the unit, or shall cease using the appliance, materials, assemblages or manufactured product identified in the order until such time as the appeal provided for in accordance with the provisions of Ohio R.C. 3781.19, and all appeals from such hearing, have been completed, or the order herein has been released. (OAC 113.3)
(f) Failure to cease work after receipt of a stop work order as provided in R.C. § 3781.031 is hereby declared to be a public nuisance. (OAC 114.3)
(Ord. 10-02. Passed 8-19-02; Ord. 25-16. Passed 12-19-16 .)