§ 12-201. Code enforcement board.  

Effective on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
  • (a) A code enforcement board is established in accordance with Section 2-56 of this Code.

    (b) The members of the code enforcement board shall elect a chairman, who shall be a voting member, from among the members of the board. The presence of four (4) or more members shall constitute a quorum. Members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for such travel, mileage, and per diem expenses as may be authorized by the city commission or as are otherwise provided by law.

    (c) All findings by the board must be approved by a majority of those members present and voting. At least 4 members must vote in order for the action to be official

    (d)The city attorney shall either be the counsel to the enforcement board or shall represent the city by presenting cases before the code enforcement board, but in no case shall the city attorney serve in both capacities.

    (e) No member of the code enforcement board shall have the power to initiate enforcement proceedings for violations of the various codes.

    (f) The code enforcement board shall have the power to:

              (1) Adopt rules for the conduct of its hearings.

              (2) Subpoena alleged violators and witnesses to its hearings. Subpoenas may be served by the police department.

              (3) Subpoena evidence to its hearings.

              (4) Take testimony under oath.

              (5) Issue orders having the force of law to command whatever steps are necessary to bring a violation into compliance.

(Ord. No. 95-13, § 1, 4-18-95; Ord. No. 2016-08, § 3, 06-21-16)