§ 194.239  STOP-WORK ORDER.
   (A)   Staff is empowered to issue a stop-work order requiring the suspension of land improvement of any kind when any of the following circumstances exist:
      (1)   A site improvement is occurring without an improvement location permit or any other permit required by this chapter having first been obtained; or
      (2)   A site improvement is occurring in violation of: the terms, conditions or provisions of this chapter; the terms, provisions, conditions or commitments of a variance grant or special exception; the terms of commitments made or conditions imposed in connection with the approval of a development plan; commitments made in connection with a petition for zone map amendment; or other approval grant authorized by this chapter.
   (B)   The stop-work order shall be posted on the property in a conspicuous place, or personally delivered to the owner, tenant or occupant, or person in charge and state the conditions under which construction or other activity may be resumed. Staff shall meet with the recipient of a stop-work order upon request to explain the conditions under which construction or other activity may be resumed.
   (C)   The Plan Commission may institute a lawsuit in a court of competent jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of a stop-work order.
(Ord. 2000-16, passed 8-28-2000, § 10.5)