(a)   There is hereby established in and for the City a  Building Department, which shall be administered by a Chief Building Official, who shall report to the Mayor. Such Department shall be staffed by such other building inspectors, including plumbing, electrical and heating inspectors, as are essential to complete the inspection of buildings and structures in the City. Each inspector shall have certification as required by the laws of the State.
   The Building Department shall have, when necessary, a Chief Enforcement Officer, who shall be an architect or professional engineer registered in the State, having at least five years experience in building construction and design.
   All field inspectors shall have the ability to read and understand drawings and specifications and be capable of determining compliance with the Building Department's approved plans to the extent necessary for enforcement.
   The Building Department shall have such other personnel as are necessary.
   (b)   The Building Department shall have an office conveniently located within the City which shall be open at least six hours each day, Monday through Friday, excepting legal holidays. 
   (c)   The City may contract with a certified building inspection department or health district, or with persons, firms or corporations under contract to furnish architectural and engineering services to the City, meeting the requirements of this Building Code.
   (d)   The Building Department of the City shall work under the supervision of the Mayor. 
(Ord. 1983-95. Passed 10-16-83.)