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(A) The Code Enforcement Officer may cause any or all utilities to be disconnected from any building or structure that has been declared as unfit for human habitation or use and vacated, or found to be vacant and declared and placarded as an unsafe building, until such time as the defects upon which the declaration and placarding of the building or structure were based have been eliminated. The Code Enforcement Officer may cause any or all utilities serving such building or structure to be discontinued by notifying the public utility or utilities serving such building or structure that the building or structure has been declared as being unfit for human occupancy or use and vacated or declared and placarded as an unsafe building. Such notice shall include the date the order was issued and the date the property was first vacated or declared an unsafe building; a copy of the order relating to the building or structure shall be attached. Upon receipt of such notice, the public utility or utilities shall disconnect or discontinue the utility service within a reasonable time. Any utility or utilities available to a building or structure that has been so disconnected may be resumed or reconnected for the purpose of facilitating compliance with a notice of violation upon prior written approval by the Code Enforcement Officer.
(B) Except as provided herein, no person shall resume or reconnect any utility or cause resumption or reconnection of any utility, which has been discontinued or disconnected as provided herein without first obtaining prior written approval by the Code Enforcement Officer.
(Ord. 10-039, passed 6-15-10)