(a)   The Zoning Administrator shall be responsible for the updating and maintenance of the "official copy" of this Zoning Code text and Map. He or she shall be thoroughly familiar with the provisions of this Zoning Code in order to administer it adequately.
   (b)   The Zoning Administrator shall make periodic checks of all properties in the City to assure compliance with this Zoning Code. Any violations of this Zoning Code shall be reported in writing to the City Council for further action.
   (c)   The Zoning Administrator shall receive all requests for rezoning, ordinance amendments, variances, and special use permits, and forward these requests to the proper board or commission, or Council. He or she shall, under no circumstances, be permitted to make changes in any part of this Zoning Code or to vary the terms of this Zoning Code in carrying out his or her duties as Zoning Administrator.
   (d)   Prior to the issuance of a building permit for any structure or use permitted by the provisions of this Zoning Code, the Zoning Administrator shall review all applications and documentation and issue a zoning permit stating that the proposed use is in compliance with the provisions of this Zoning Code.
   (e)   The Zoning Administrator shall act as administrative staff to the City Council, the Planning Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Any information, data, or statements presented to these bodies by the Zoning Administrator shall be purely advisory in nature for the purpose of clarification and coordination and will not restrict decisions made by these bodies.
(Ord. 52. Passed 6-16-97.)