1041.07  POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF INSPECTORS.
   (a)   The Commissioner of Public Works and Streets or his or her designated representative and other duly authorized employees of the Village, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with this chapter.
   (b)   The Commissioner of Public Works and Streets or his or her designated representative or his or her representative shall have no authority to inquire into any processes, including metallurgical, chemical, oil refining, ceramic, paper or other industries, beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers, waterways or facilities for waste treatment.
   (c)   While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in subsection (a) hereof, the Commissioner of Public Works and Streets or his or her designated representative or duly authorized employees of the Village, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the property owner, and the property owner shall be held harmless for injury or death to Village employees. In addition, the Village shall indemnify the property owner against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the property owner and growing out of the gauging and sampling operations, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the property owner to maintain conditions as required in this chapter.
   (d)   The Commissioner of Public Works and Streets or his or her designated representative and other duly authorized employees of the Village, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the Village holds a duly negotiated easement, for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within such easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on such easement shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
(Ord. 1989-54a. Passed 4-10-89; Ord. 1995-16.  Passed 5-22-95.)