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A. Certificate Of Occupancy Required: It is unlawful for any person to occupy a dwelling or building without an approved certificate of occupancy. Each day such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense. In addition to any other requirements concerning the issuance of a temporary occupancy certificate under the currently adopted Building Codes, no temporary certificate of occupancy shall be issued until the owner enters into an agreement with the City for the completion of all required improvements including, but not limited to, site improvements, frontage improvements, and off-site infrastructure. The agreement shall provide that all such required improvements will be completed within an established time period unless the completion time is extended by the building official and that the owner or his agent shall secure the agreement by a performance bond, cash, irrevocable letter of credit, certificate of deposit, funds set aside by trust account of a lender, owner, title company, or alternate form of surety, any of which must be in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. The above security, unless waived by the building official, shall be for one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the estimated costs of such improvements, or other methodology as determined by the City and adopted within the City's fee schedule, and shall have a term of six (6) months beyond the termination date of the agreement.
B. Violation: A violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor. (Ord. 577, 1-9-2018)