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(A) There is hereby created the office of Building Code Administrator. The Building Code Administrator shall have the powers and duties of the Code Official as defined in the codes adopted in this chapter, and may have other duties prescribed by the Village Board not related to his duties as Building Code Administrator. The Building Code Administrator shall also be the head of the Electrical Inspection Department of the village, as that term is used is Section 11-37-2 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/11-37-2). The Building Code Administrator shall supervise all building, electric, plumbing and life safety inspectors and, where no separate inspectors are appointed and where permitted by statute, may be a building, electrical, plumbing or life safety inspector. The Building Code Administrator shall be an officer of the village appointed by the Village President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, for an indefinite term not to exceed the term of office of the Village President who appointed him or her.
(B) In addition to duties set forth in division (A), the Building Code Administrator shall identify, and subject to the hourly rate limitation established in Appendix B of this chapter, shall enter into contracts with one or more persons to serve in the capacity of:
(1) Building Inspector, to perform all inspection work other than plumbing and electrical. Any Building Inspector so contracted shall have demonstrated competence in application of Building Codes adopted herein, and may have competence in application of the Plumbing Code and the Electrical Code.
(2) Electrical Inspector, to perform for all electrical inspections. Any Electrical Inspector shall have demonstrated competence in interpreting the Electrical Code adopted herein.
(3) Plumbing Inspector, to perform all plumbing inspections required by the Plumbing Code adopted herein. A Plumbing Inspector shall be a licensed plumber under the laws of the State of Illinois.
(4) Life Safety Inspector, to aid in enforcement of the Life Safety Code. Any such inspector shall have demonstrated competence in life safety inspections.
(C) The Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Life Safety Inspectors shall be independent contractors of the village.
(D) The Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Life Safety Inspectors must be certified and/or licensed to perform such inspections.
(E) The Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Life Safety Inspectors must maintain liability insurance with a minimum of $2.000,000 of liability coverage.
(F) Contracts entered into between the Building Code Administrator (on behalf of the village) and the inspectors shall be in writing and be limited to a maximum term of one year, subject to renewal upon written consent by both parties. The Building Code Administrator shall have the authority to choose to renew the contract or to choose to let it expire; however, the Board of Trustees shall have the authority to terminate any such contract prior to its termination date.
(Ord. 94-07, passed 3-24-94; Am. Ord. 04-43, passed 7-13-04; Am. Ord. 14-06, passed 1–28-14; Am. Ord. 15-43, passed 10-27-15)