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(A) There is now established in the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer of the city a non-reverting fund known as the Building Commissioner Unsafe Structures Fund, pursuant to I.C. 36-1-3 et seq. The Fund is to be controlled by the Building Commissioner for the city.
(B) (1) The purpose of the Unsafe Structures Fund is for payment of the costs associated with the demolition and clean-up of unsafe properties and structures as ordered by the Building Commissioner for the city.
(2) The funds are to be derived from the following sources:
(a) Building permit fees;
(b) Improvement location permit fees;
(c) Certificates of occupancy;
(d) Fees generated by the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Plan Commission (i.e., application fees for a variance or rezoning, as well as plat fees);
(e) Monies generated from the sale of code books; and
(f) Monies generated from the sale of zoning maps.
(3) Distribution of money from the Building Commissioner Unsafe Structures Fund shall be made without the necessity of first obtaining an appropriation from the City Council. To make a claim the Building Commissioner will submit to the Clerk-Treasurer for the city a standard claim form as prescribed by the state Board of Accounts.
(4) Monies derived from the above named sources shall be utilized for costs expended in the demolition and clean-up of unsafe properties and structures.
(5) Any additional funds may be utilized for the purchase of office equipment to help in the management of the Department and this Fund.
(C) All disbursements from the Building Commissioner Unsafe Structure Fund shall be for the purposes stated above. These disbursements shall be made upon the order of the Board of Public Works and Safety and payable by the Clerk-Treasurer upon presentation of proper claims.
(1987 Code, § 2-189) (Ord. 7, 1991, passed 2-25-1991)