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(A) Failure to obtain a permit for development in the floodplain or failure to comply with the conditions of a permit or a variance shall be deemed to be a violation of this chapter. Upon due investigation, the Community Development Administrator may determine that a violation of the minimum standards of this chapter exists. The Community Development Administrator shall notify the owner in writing of such violation.
(B) If such owner fails after ten days’ notice to correct the violation:
(1) The county shall make application to the circuit court for an injunction requiring conformance with this chapter or make such other order as the court deems necessary to secure compliance with the chapter;
(2) Any person who violates this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than $50 or more than $750 for each offense;
(3) A separate offense shall be deemed committed upon each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues; and
(4) The county shall record a notice of violation on the title of the property.
(C) (1) The Community Development Administrator shall inform the owner that any such violation is considered a willful act to increase flood damages, and therefore may cause coverage by a standard flood insurance policy to be suspended.
(2) The Community Development Administrator is authorized to issue an order requiring the suspension of the subject development. The stop work order shall be in writing, indicate the reason for the issuance, and shall order the action, if necessary, to resolve the circumstances requiring the stop work order. The stop work order constitutes a suspension of the permit.
(3) No site development permit shall be permanently suspended or revoked until a hearing is held by the County Zoning Board of Appeals. Written notice of such hearing shall be served on the permittee and shall state:
(a) The grounds for the complaint, reasons for suspension or revocation; and
(b) The time and place of the hearing.
(4) At such hearing, the permittee shall be given an opportunity to present evidence on his or her behalf. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Zoning Board of Appeals shall determine whether the permit shall be suspended or revoked.
(D) Nothing herein shall prevent the county from taking such other lawful action to prevent or remedy any violations. All costs connected therewith shall accrue to the person or persons responsible.
(Prior Code, 8 TCC 4-13) (Ord. LU-17-01, passed 1-25-2017)