A.   Stop Order: The building official shall have the power to order all work stopped on construction, alteration or repair of buildings in the city when such work is being done in violation of any provisions of any ordinance relating thereto, or in violation of the subdivision or zoning ordinances. Work shall not be resumed after the issuance of such order except on the written permission of the building official. Such written stop order may be served by any peace officer or other authorized person. (1989 Code § 12-112; amd. 2007 Code)
   B.   Entry Powers: The building official or approved representative shall have the power to enter into any building or the premises where the work of altering, repairing or constructing of any building or structure is going on, for the purpose of making inspections at any reasonable hour, pursuant to any of the provisions of this title. (1989 Code § 12-113; amd. 2007 Code)
   C.   Additional Duties; Generally: The building official shall, in addition to all other duties imposed on him by the city:
      1.   Enforce the provisions of the adopted building code.
      2.   Inspect all buildings, structures, signs and fences to determine their safety and effect on the persons who are within the city.
      3.   Until such time as a plumbing inspector is appointed or designated, the building official shall be responsible for enforcing the adopted plumbing code regulations.
      4.   Review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether the proposed building site will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefabricated and mobile homes) must: a) be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure; b) use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and c) use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage. (1989 Code § 12-114; amd. 2007 Code)
      5.   Review subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that: a) all such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage; b) all public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems are located, elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage; and c) adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.
      6.   Require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of floodwaters into the systems and discharges from the systems into floodwaters, and require on site waste disposal systems to be located so as to avoid impairment of them or contamination from them during flooding. (1989 Code § 12-114)