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(A) Uses prohibited by other ordinances. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as repealing any existing ordinance of the City of Mansfield regulating nuisances or permitting uses which are not prohibited by this chapter.
(B) Deed restriction. No provision or application of this chapter shall be construed as affecting in any manner the rights of individual property owners to privately enforce deed restrictions upon the use of any property zoned under the terms of this chapter if such restrictions are of higher or more restrictive classification than the provisions contained herein.
(C) Conflicting provisions. Whenever a conflict arises among any provisions of this chapter, the most restrictive requirement shall apply.
(D) Completion of building.
(1) Nothing herein contained shall require any change in the plans, construction or designated use of a building actually under construction at the time of the passage of this chapter and which entire building shall be completed within one year from the date of the passage of this chapter.
(2) In the event construction drawings have been submitted for a building permit prior to the effective date of this chapter showing development proposed under terms of the prior ordinance, the Building Official may grant a permit for the development and construction based on the requirements of the previous ordinance and set a reasonable time limit for the completion of such development.
(E) Right of entry. Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this code, or whenever the Building Official or his authorized representative has reasonable cause to believe there exists in any building or upon any premises a violation of this code, the Building Official or his authorized representative may enter such building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same or to perform any duty imposed upon the Building Official by this code, provided that if such building or premises be occupied, he shall first present proper credentials and request entry; and if such building or premises are unoccupied, he shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other persons having charge or control of the building or premises and request entry. If such entry is refused or if no owner or other person having charge or control of the building or premises can be located, the Building Official or his authorized representative shall have recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry.
(Ord. 674, passed 4-15-86)