(a)    General.  The Department of Property Maintenance Inspection is hereby created and the executive official in charge thereof shall be known as the Code Official.
   (b)    Appointment. The Code Official shall be appointed by the City Manager, upon the concurrence of City Council.  The Code Official shall not be removed from office except for cause and after full opportunity to be heard by and before the City Council.
   (c)    Deputies.  In accordance with the prescribed procedure of the City’s personnel policies, and with the concurrence and approval of the City Manager, the Code Official shall have the authority to appoint a Deputy Code Official, other related technical officers, inspectors and other employees.
   (d)    Restriction of Employees.  An official or employee connected with the enforcement of this Code shall not be engaged in, or directly or indirectly connected with, the furnishing of labor, materials or appliances for the construction, alteration or maintenance of any dwelling, structure, building or premises, or the preparation of construction documents therefor, unless that person is the owner of the building; nor shall such officer or employee engage in any work that conflicts with his official duties or with the interests of the Department.
   (e)    Waiver of Liability.  Neither the Code Official, nor any other officer or employee charged with the enforcement of this Code, while acting under the authority of this Code and on behalf of the City of Eaton, shall be held personally liable for any damages accruing to persons or property as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his official duties.
(Ord. 04-36.  Passed 1-18-05.)