The Code Administrator shall be appointed by Resolution of the City Council and is responsible to administer the zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations and to assist and make recommendations to the City Council on any matter related to planning for, and development of, the city.
   (A)   Duties and responsibilities. The Code Administrator shall be specifically responsible for interpretation and enforcement of this chapter, including the issuance of zoning permits, zoning permits, occupancy permits, and the following:
      (1)   Issue zoning certificates and maintain records thereof;
      (2)   Issue building and repair permits;
      (3)   Cause to be inspected all buildings, structures, and use of land to determine compliance with these and other applicable regulations of the city;
      (4)   Maintain zoning-related records and zoning district map including records of all amendments, conditional uses, and variances;
      (5)   Receive, file, and forward to the City Council all applications for zoning amendments and conditional uses and all appeals for variances and special use permits; and
      (6)   Notify, in writing, the property owner or user upon finding violation of this chapter and cite the nature of violation clearly and require compliance within a reasonable time. If the notification is not replied to or steps are not taken to correct the violations within 30 days, the Code Administrator shall make a report of the findings to the City Council.
   (B)   Interpretation of regulations. Questions of interpretation of this chapter shall be first presented to the Code Administrator and may thereafter be appealed to the City Council.
   (C)   Zoning permit application. Any person intending to construct, reconstruct, relocate, or make alteration to a building shall before commencing with any phase of the work, obtain a permit from the Code Administrator. All mobile homes and manufactured homes are required to comply with the Manufactured Housing and Building Code and are required to obtain a permit from the Code Administrator for placement and relocation thereof.
      (1)   Each application for a zoning permit shall be accompanied by a legal description and a map showing the actual dimension of the lot to be built upon, the size, shape, and location of the building for observing the yard requirements of this chapter.
      (2)   The application shall specify the type of the building, structure, material of which it is composed, the part or portion of the 1ot to be occupied by the principal building and accessory buildings and the probable building cost, together with such additional plans and specifications as may be required by the Code Administrator.
      (3)   The Minnesota State Building Code which has been adopted by the City Council, together with any amendments made hereafter are incorporated and made a part of this chapter.
   (D)   Zoning permit. The Code Administrator shall issue a building permit if the proposed building or structure conforms to zoning and building provisions of this chapter. If the permit is denied, the Code Administrator shall inform the applicant of the right to appeal to the City Council.
   (E)   Zoning permit fees. The Code Administrator shall charge and collect a fee according to the Resolution of Fees and Schedules established by the city, as set forth below:
Zoning permits
(valuation based):
$0.50 per $1,000 with a minimum of $10
Zoning district amendments (rezoning):
Conditional uses:
   (F)   Certificate of occupancy. The Code Administrator shall issue a certificate of occupancy upon inspection of the completed building, including placement of mobile homes and manufactured homes and assurance that all provisions and conditions set forth by the authority of this chapter are met. In the event the Code Administrator finds violations and deviations from the terms and conditions of this chapter, such information will be reported to the City Council.
   (G)   Conditional use permit. The Code Administrator shall issue a conditional use permit upon approval of the application by the City Council in which all conditions shall be stipulated subject to the provisions of division (H) below in this section.
   (H)   Variances, special use permits. The Code Administrator shall issue the appropriate permit upon approval of the City Council. The terms of a variance or special use permit shall be stipulated subject to the  provisions of §§ 154.63 through 154.66 of this chapter.
(Ord. 19-1, passed 8-10-1998; Res. 00-82, passed 8-14-2000; Res. 00-92, passed 9-11-2000)