§ 153.01 ADOPTION.
   (A)   Pursuant to W. Va. Code 8-12-16C, the city enacts an updated vacant building and property registration and maintenance program. Any prior vacant structure or vacant building and property registrations programs or codes or ordinances (“prior codes”) are hereby repealed and replaced with this chapter.
   (B)   Buildings and property registered under prior codes shall be considered registered for the purpose of this chapter. However, the owners of said buildings and/or property must alert the Building Code Official to prior registration(s) and the Building Code Official shall take measures to transition any registration payments or time computations into the parameters set by this chapter.
   (C)   Any civil actions or other legal processes brought under prior codes are still in effect until the resolution of such issue and shall be governed by the language and rules of the prior code under which the issue was instituted.
(Ord. 2022-06, passed 3-7-2022)