[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Saratoga Springs 4-5-1993; readopted 4-4-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The City Council of the City of Saratoga Springs finds that the efficient administration and enforcement of duly enacted local laws, ordinances and regulations of this City is crucial to the public health, safety and welfare. The purpose of this chapter is to establish procedures for administration and enforcement consistent with the Code of the City of Saratoga Springs, the laws of the State of New York and the laws of the United States.
The Department of Public Safety is responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of the Code of the City of Saratoga Springs.
There is hereby designated in the City of Saratoga Springs a public official known as the "Code Administrator" to administer and enforce all chapters, articles and sections of the Saratoga Springs City Code, except the following:
The provisions of the Charter of the City of Saratoga Springs.
The provisions of Chapter 1 through 53 of the Code of the City of Saratoga Springs (Administrative Legislation).
The provisions of the following chapters of the Code of the City of Saratoga Springs: Chapter 79 (Bingo); Chapter 89 (Buses); Chapter 101 (Dogs and Other Animals); Chapter 106 (Electrical Standards); Chapter 120 (Flood Damage Prevention); Chapter 155 (Parks and Recreation Areas); Chapter 171 (Plumbing); Chapter 182 (Records); Chapter 199 (Special Assessment Districts); Chapter 201 (Street Naming and Numbering); Chapter 209 (Swimming Pools); Chapter 212 (Taxation); Chapter 228 (Vessels and Waters).
The provisions of Chapter 225 of the Code of the City of Saratoga Springs (Vehicles and Traffic).
The provisions of the City Zoning Ordinance, except that the Code Administrator shall have authority to administer and enforce the following provisions of the Zoning Ordinance:
[Amended 10-3-2000; 9-4-2012 by L.L. No. 2-2012]
Upon determination by the Code Administrator that a violation of the City Code exists in, on or about any building or premises within his responsibility, he shall order, in writing, the remedying of the condition. Such order shall state the specific provision of the City Code which the particular condition violates and shall grant such time as may be reasonably necessary for achieving compliance before proceedings to compel compliance shall be instituted. Such order shall be served personally or by sending by mail.
In addition to and not in limitation of any power otherwise granted by law, the Code Administrator is hereby authorized to issue appearance tickets for violations of any provision of the City Code within his responsibility.
The Code Administrator shall keep permanent official records of all transactions and activities conducted by him. All such records shall be public information open to public inspection during reasonable business hours.
The Code Administrator shall regularly report to the Commissioner of Public Safety, in writing, regarding business conducted by him.