(A)   There is hereby created the office of Health Officer. He shall be a competent, experienced, licensed physician of recognized medical reputation.
   (B)   The Health Officer shall examine into, report and act upon all matters pertaining to public health and the sanitary condition of the city. He shall cause inspections to be made and all nuisances to be abated, and in case of any contagious diseases he shall take all necessary steps to prevent the spread thereof. He shall enforce all ordinances relating to public health.
('68 Code, § 11.01)