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1. After any order of the Building Inspector or the appeal board made pursuant to this chapter shall have become final, no person to whom any such order is directed shall fail, neglect, or refuse to obey any such order.
2. If, after any order of the Building Inspector or appeal board made pursuant to this chapter has become final, the person to whom such order is directed shall fail, neglect or refuse to obey such order, the Building Inspector may institute any appropriate action to abate such building as a public nuisance or cause such person to be prosecuted as provided by law.
3. Whenever the required repair or demolition is not commenced within thirty (30) days after any final notice and order issued under this chapter becomes effective:
A. The Building Inspector shall cause the building described in such notice and order to be vacated by posting at each entrance thereto a notice reading:
DANGEROUS BUILDING – DO NOT OCCUPY
It is unlawful to occupy this building or to remove or deface this notice.
B. No person shall occupy any building which has been posted as specified in this subsection. No person shall remove or deface any such notice so posted until the repairs, demolition or removal ordered by the Building Inspector have been completed and a certificate of occupancy issued pursuant to the provisions of the Building Code.
C. The Building Inspector may, in addition to any other remedy herein provided, cause the building to be repaired to the extent necessary to correct the conditions which render the building dangerous as set forth in the notice and order; or if the notice and order required demolition, to cause the building to be demolished and the materials, rubble and debris therefrom, removed and the lot cleaned. Any such repair or demolition work shall be accomplished and the cost thereof paid and recovered in the manner hereinafter provided in this chapter. Any surplus realized from the demolition thereof, over and above the cost of demolition and of cleaning the lot, shall be paid over to the person or persons lawfully entitled thereto.
4. Upon receipt of an application from the person required to conform to the order and an agreement by such person that said person will comply with the order if allowed additional time, the Building Inspector may, in his or her discretion, grant an extension of time, not to exceed an additional 120 days, within which to complete said repair, rehabilitation or demolition, if the Building Inspector determines that such an extension of time will not create or perpetuate a situation imminently dangerous to life or property. The Building Inspector’s authority to extend time is limited to physical repair, rehabilitation, or demolition of the premises and will not in any way affect the time to appeal the Building Inspector’s notice and order.
5. No person shall obstruct, impede or interfere with any officer, employee, contractor or authorized representative of this jurisdiction or with any person who owns or holds any estate or interest in any building which has been ordered repaired, vacated or demolished under the provisions of this chapter, whenever such officer, employee, contractor or authorized representative of this jurisdiction, person having an interest or estate in such building or structure, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, or in performing any necessary act preliminary to or incidental to such work or authorized or directed pursuant to this chapter.