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A. Enforcement Officer: The Health Officer, or duly appointed and authorized representative, is hereby designated as the enforcing officer of this title.
1. Health Commission: The Environmental and Health Commission, or its duly appointed and authorized representative, is hereby given specific power to make inspections and, for that purpose, may enter buildings, structures and premises in order to enforce the provisions of this title and, to that end, shall make such orders, requirements, decisions and determinations as are necessary with respect to this title. (1977 Code § 7-3-2; amd. 2004 Code; Ord. 1040, 6-28-2004; Ord. 1129, 12-17-2007)
2. Health Officer:
a. Authority: The Health Officer, or duly appointed and authorized representative, is hereby authorized and directed to make such inspections as are necessary to determine satisfactory compliance with this title and the rules and regulations promulgated herein.
b. Entry Powers: It shall be the obligation of the owner or occupant of a property to give the Health Officer access to the property at reasonable times for the purpose of making such inspections as are necessary to determine compliance with the requirements of this title and the rules and regulations promulgated herein. Inspections may include examination of the areas where any portion of the individual sewage disposal system is located on the property, probing such system, and entry to any building for the purpose of examining and dye testing facilities connected to the system.
3. Notices Of Violation:
a. First Notice: Whenever the Health Officer shall determine, in the course of his duties, that a violation of any provision of this title exists, that officer shall deliver to the owner of the property a written notice of violation informing the owner of the nature and location of the violation, the Village code provision being violated, the potential penalty for continued violation, and that a reinspection for compliance will occur on a specified date which shall be not less than ten (10) days after the date of the notice; provided, that if the Health Officer determines that the violation constitutes such a present and substantial danger to public health, an earlier reinspection date may be specified.
b. Second Notice: Upon reinspection, if the Health Officer finds that the violation continues, that officer shall issue to the property owner a second written notice of violation, attaching a copy of the first notice of violation. The second notice of violation shall inform the property owner that if compliance is not achieved by a second inspection to occur on a specified date not less than ten (10) days after the date of the notice, the matter will be referred to the Village Attorney for appropriate action. A copy of a second notice of violation shall be sent to the Village President.
C. Violations Of Imminent Danger: Anything in this section notwithstanding, if the Health Officer determines that a violation constitutes an imminent danger to public health, the Health Officer may require compliance in a shorter period of time than specified in this section, may order that the owner cease use of sanitary facilities and, in addition, may refer the matter to the Village Attorney to take other appropriate action, including seeking injunctive relief in court. (1977 Code § 7-4-6; amd. 2004 Code)