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(a) Authority. Whenever the Code Enforcement Officer finds any work regulated by this code being performed in a manner contrary to the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner, the Code Enforcement Officer is authorized to issue a stop work order.
(b) Issuance. A stop work order shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, to the owner’s agent, or to the person doing the work. Upon issuance of a stop work order, the cited work shall immediately cease. The stop work order shall state the reason for the order and the conditions under which the cited work is authorized to resume.
(c) Emergencies. Where an emergency exists, the Code Enforcement Officer shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work.
(d) Failure to Comply. Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not less than $250 or more than $500. Every day the work continues shall be considered a separate violation and subject to a separate fine.
(e) Removing a Stop Work Order. Any person who removes a properly posted stop work order shall be liable for a fine of not less than $250 and not more than $500.
(Ord. 33-2017, passed 12-11-2017)