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The office of building official is hereby created in which is vested the power and duty to administer and enforce all the provisions of this title and such other regulations as are designated by the board of trustees by ordinance or by direction of the village president. Wherever in this title the term building official or building officer is used, said reference shall be to the building official as herein created.
A. Building Official Appointment: The village president shall appoint as building official a person who is qualified by professional or practical training and experience to conduct the affairs and carry out the duties of that office.
B. Duties: The services of the building official and/or deputy building officials shall be provided by one or more persons acting as employees of the village or acting as independent contractors pursuant to a contract or contracts approved by the board of trustees.
C. Term Of Office: The building official shall have no fixed term of office but shall serve at the pleasure of the president and may be terminated with or without cause by the president but shall serve until a successor has been appointed and qualified.
D. Inquiries And Reports: The building official shall inquire into and report upon any matter pertaining to building and zoning as may be requested by the president and/or board of trustees.
E. Deputy Building Official Appointment: The village president may also appoint such deputy building officials as are needed and qualified to carry out efficiently the duties and powers assigned to them by said village president or building official, and there are hereby created the offices of deputy building officials, who shall be appointed by the president. The number of such deputies shall be determined, from time to time by the president and board of trustees, and each such deputy shall serve at the pleasure of the president and may be terminated with or without cause by the president. Each such deputy shall have the same powers and duties as are assigned to the building official but shall be subject to the direction of the building official.
F. Compensation: The building official and deputy building officials shall receive such compensation, if any, as employees of the village or as independent contractors of the village, as may be fixed by the board of trustees from time to time.
G. Department Records: The building official shall keep official records of applications received, permits and certificates issued, fees collected, reports of inspections, and notices and orders issued. (Ord. 06-822, 3-14-2006)