§ 155.400  DUTIES AND POWERS - ZONING ADMINISTRATOR.
   (A)   Zoning Administrator - creation. The provisions of this chapter shall be administered by the City Manager, or he or she may delegate this administration to any official of the city subordinate to him or her.  Such official shall for the purposes of this chapter be known as the Zoning Administrator.  The Zoning Administrator can delegate his or her responsibilities to other city staff with the approval of the City Manager.  The city shall provide the Zoning Administrator with funds and equipment sufficient for the effective administration of this chapter.
   (B)   Zoning Administrator - duties and powers; administration. There is hereby vested in the Zoning Administrator the duty of administering this chapter and the power necessary for such administration.  The Zoning Administrator shall:
      (1)   Review all applications for certificates of occupancy and approve or disapprove such applications based on compliance or noncompliance with the provisions of this chapter and issue certificates when there is compliance with this chapter.
      (2)   Receive all applications for special use permits; conduct field inspections, surveys and investigations, prepare maps, charts, and other pictorial materials when necessary or desirable; and otherwise process applications so as to formulate recommendations; report to the Planning Commission with recommendations; and notify the applicant, in writing, of any decision of the Commission.
      (3)   Receive all applications for appeals, variances or other matters which the Board of Zoning Appeals is required to decide under this chapter; conduct field inspections, surveys and investigations, prepare maps, charts and other pictorial materials when necessary or desirable, and otherwise process applications so as to formulate recommendations; refer such applications with recommendations to the board for determination; and, notify the applicant, in writing, of any decision by the Board.
      (4)   Receive all applications for amendments to this chapter; conduct field inspections, surveys and investigations, prepare maps, charts and other pictorial material when necessary or desirable, and otherwise process applications so as to formulate recommendations; report to the Planning Commission.
      (5)   Propose and recommend the enactment of amendments of this chapter for the purpose of improving the administration or enforcement of this chapter.
      (6)   Provide initial interpretation of zoning chapter provisions, including the location of any district boundaries.  Where there is any uncertainty, contradiction, or conflict as to the intent of such provisions or boundaries, the Zoning Administrator shall refer the matter to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
      (7)   Recommend zoning chapter amendments to the Planning Commission for their consideration.
      (8)   When the provisions of this chapter require a hearing on an application for a special use permit, give notice of time and place of such hearing as required by this chapter.
      (9)   When the provisions of this chapter require a hearing on an application for amendment to the zoning chapter, the Zoning Administrator shall give notice of time and place of such hearing as required by this chapter.
      (10)   Maintain a map or maps showing the current zoning classifications of all land in the city.
      (11)   Maintain written records of all actions taken by the Zoning Administrator and keep custody of all records of the Planning Commission and Board of Appeals.
      (12)   Be responsible for providing forms necessary for the various applications to the Planning Commission or Board of Appeals as required by this chapter and shall be responsible for determining what information is necessary on such forms for the effective administration of this chapter, subject to the general policies of the Planning Commission and Board of Appeals.
      (13)   Make regular reports to the City Commission and Planning Commission when required.
   (C)   Zoning Administrator - duties and powers of enforcement. There is hereby vested in the Zoning Administrator the duty of enforcing this chapter and the power necessary for such enforcement.  In implementing this duty the Zoning Administrator shall:
      (1)   Conduct investigations to determine compliance or non-compliance with the provisions of this chapter and with any requirements or conditions in connection with any action taken by the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, or the City Commission under this chapter.
      (2)   Order correction, in writing, of all conditions found to be in violation of this chapter, and of any requirements or conditions in connection with any action taken by the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, or City Commission. Such written orders shall be served personally or by registered mail upon the person, firm, or corporation deemed by the Zoning Administrator to be violating the provisions of this chapter; provided, that if such person, firm or corporation is not the owner of the land on, or the structure in which the violation is deemed to exist or have occurred, a copy of the order shall be sent by registered mail to the owner of such land or structure.  The date of mailing shall be deemed the date of service of any order served by registered mail.
(Ord. 616, passed 9-23-2013)