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(a) Permit Required.
(1) No person shall start an excavation or erect, alter, enlarge, move or demolish a building or structure without first having obtained a zoning permit therefor from the Zoning Inspector. In the absence of the Zoning Inspector for a continuous period of more than twenty-four hours, the Mayor or the Administrative Director may issue zoning permits and perform the other duties of the Zoning Inspector.
(2) A zoning permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall become void if the proposed move, construction, alteration, demolition or change of use for which the permit has been issued is not commenced and completed within one year after the permit is issued. In the event that the above referenced activity is not commenced and completed within one year after the permit is issued, any further or continued construction, alteration, moving or demolition or change of use of the property shall require a new zoning permit in conformity with the then current zoning laws. For the purposes of this section, the work shall be considered completed if the entire exterior of the building has been completed moved, or demolished pursuant to the original plans and pursuant to the building codes that are in effect for the City.
(3) This section shall also apply to all outstanding zoning permits that have been issued as of the date of the passage of this section. All previously issued zoning permits shall become void within one year after the date that this section was passed, and all such zoning permits are subject to all the terms and conditions of this section. In the event that the construction is not commenced and completed within one year after the passage of this section, any further or continued construction, demolition, moving, alteration or change of use of the property shall require a new zoning permit in conformity with the then current zoning laws.
(Ord. 94-O-16. Passed 2-14-95; Ord. 2016-O-30. Passed 12-13-16.)
(b) Site Plans. Every application for such permit under the provisions of this Zoning Code shall be accompanied by a site plan, drawn to scale, showing the lot, the building site and the location of sewers, septic tanks, sources of water, water lines, any existing buildings on the lots, accurate dimensions of the lots, yards and buildings, together with the location, size and use of any building on adjacent lots within 50 feet from the boundaries thereof, unless separated therefrom by a street, together with such other information as may be necessary to the enforcement of this Zoning Code.
(c) Permit Issuance; Variances. Unless the work to be performed clearly complies with the provisions of this Zoning Code, no such permit shall be issued by the Inspector. The Inspector shall not have the power to grant variances or make any exceptions.
(Ord.79-O-14. Passed 7-24-79.)