(A)   For the purposes of administering and enforcing the provisions of this chapter the office of Code Enforcement Officer is hereby created.
   (B)   The Code Enforcement Officer shall be appointed by the City Manager, shall take and subscribe to the oath of office administered by the Mayor, and shall have such powers as may be necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this chapter, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in addition to others herein granted, the following powers:
      (1)   To investigate the dwelling and building conditions and to inspect dwellings, dwelling units and buildings in the city in order to determine which dwellings therein are unfit for human habitation.
      (2)   To administer oaths and affirmations and to examine witnesses and receive evidence.
      (3)   To enter upon and within premises and dwellings for the purpose of making examinations and investigations; provided, that such entries shall be made in such a manner as to cause the least possible inconvenience to the persons in possession.
      (4)   To delegate any of his functions and powers under this chapter to such officers and agents as he may designate; and
      (5)   To appoint and fix the duties of such officers, agents and employees as he deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. passed 2-18-92; Am. Ord. O-1999-37, passed 6-15-99; Am. Ord. O-1999-61, passed 10-5-99)