(A)   Powers and duties of county health authorities and town authorities.
      (1)   The Board of Health of the county, the County Health Officer, and his or her authorized deputies and agents, are granted full police powers within the corporate limits of the town to:
         (a)   Administer and enforce all health laws of the state and all regulations of the State Board of Health;
         (b)   Administer and enforce all health ordinances of the county and the duly adopted regulations of the County Board of Health, which are hereby made fully applicable and enforceable within the municipal jurisdiction of the town; and
         (c)   Enforce all town health ordinances, such authority to be concurrent with that of the law enforcement officers of the town.
      (2)   Whenever in any town health ordinance reference is made to the “Board of Health” or “Health Officer”, such reference shall be deemed to apply to the Board of Health or Health Officer of the county. It shall be the duty of the Town Marshal at all times to aid the Health Officer in the work of enforcing health regulations on demand of the Health Officer.
(1984 Code, § 4-7-1)
   (B)   Relationship of town regulations to state and county regulations. The provisions of any health ordinances of the town shall be deemed supplementary to the health laws, ordinances and regulations of the state and county, and are not intended to limit the operation of nor permit any lesser standard than the applicable state or county laws, ordinances and regulations.
(1984 Code, § 4-7-2)
   (C)   Power to enter and inspect premises; order for abatement of nuisances; enforcement. The Board of Health, Health Officer, Deputy Health Officers and the Town Marshal shall have full power and authority to enter into or upon any street, lot, alley, premises or grounds for the purpose of making a sanitary survey, and if any nuisance or unsanitary conditions are found, the enforcement officer shall immediately notify the person so offending, in writing, fixing the time limit to abate the nuisance. If such persons shall fail or refuse to abate the nuisance within the time specified, it shall be the duty of the Town Marshal to cause the same to be abated, keeping an accurate account of the expenses thereof, which, subject to appropriation, shall be paid from the town treasury upon the sworn vouchers of the Marshal, and shall be invoiced by the Clerk-Treasurer to the owner of record of the affected property, and said expense shall be a lien on the property as provided by I.C. 36-1-6-2 until fully paid or foreclosed. Liability for such costs shall be in addition to any penal liability as may also be provided. The town may also seek an injunction to force compliance.
(1984 Code, § 4-7-3) (Ord. 271, passed 9-15-1913; Ord. 526, passed - -)