Town/Village of East Rochester, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Rochester 2-9-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 as Ch. 7 of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby designated, in the Village of East Rochester, a public official to be known as the "Building Inspector," who shall be appointed by the Village Board of the Village of East Rochester, serving pursuant to the civil service list and at a compensation to be fixed by the Village Board. It shall be his duty to administer and enforce the provisions of all laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and orders applicable to the location, design, materials, inspection, alteration, repair, equipment, maintenance, use, occupancy, removal and demolition of buildings and structures and their appurtenances located in the Town/Village of East Rochester and to perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Board.
A. 
The Building Inspector shall have all the powers relating to the administration and enforcement of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, as now existing and hereafter amended, and any and all other laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to the construction, alteration, repair, removal and demolition of buildings and structures and the installation and use of materials and equipment therein and the location, use, occupancy and maintenance thereof.
[Amended 3-8-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
B. 
He shall receive and review all applications for the erection of or additions or alterations to buildings or structures or other attachments to real property or parts thereof in the Town/Village of East Rochester and present the same to the Board of Architectural Review for its approval and thereafter shall issue the permits for the erection of or additions or alterations to such buildings, structures or other attachments to real property or parts thereof in the Town/Village of East Rochester. He shall also issue permits for the removal and demolition of buildings or structures.
C. 
He shall issue all appropriate notices or orders to remove illegal or unsafe conditions and to do any and all things necessary or desirable in his judgment in connection with the carrying out of his duties.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: For the authority of the Building Inspector to issue appearance tickets, see Ch. 67, § 67-15.
D. 
Whenever he shall deem it necessary or appropriate, he may require the performance of tests in the field by experienced professional persons or by an accredited and authoritative testing laboratory or service bureau or agency, first submitting such request to the Village Board for its prior approval.
E. 
The Building Inspector shall also have the following powers and duties:
[Amended 3-8-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
(1) 
Investigation of complaints under the following chapters and articles of the Code of the Town/Village of East Rochester:
(a) 
Chapter 65, Brush, Grass and Weeds.
(b) 
Chapter 67, Building Construction and Fire Prevention, Article II, Fire Prevention.
(c) 
Chapter 72, Burning, Outdoor.
(d) 
Chapter 111, Housing Standards.
(e) 
Chapter 114, Junkyards.
(f) 
Chapter 117, Licensed Occupations.
(g) 
Chapter 143, Poulterers.
(h) 
Chapter 152, Sewers.
(i) 
Chapter 160, Solid Waste, Article I, Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse.
(j) 
Chapter 161, Streets and Sidewalks, Article II, General Regulations.
(k) 
Chapter 178, Vehicles, Junked.
(l) 
Chapter 193, Zoning.
(2) 
All powers, duties and responsibilities outlined in the following chapters and articles of the Code of the Town/Village of East Rochester:
(a) 
Chapter 67, Building Construction and Fire Prevention, Article I, Administration of Uniform Code.
(b) 
Chapter 70, Buildings, Unsafe.
(c) 
Chapter 85, Electrical Standards.
(d) 
Chapter 76, Circuses and Carnivals.
(e) 
Chapter 120, Lot Maintenance; Property Damage.
(f) 
Chapter 190, Woodburning Stoves and Fireplaces, Freestanding.
(3) 
Administration and enforcement of Chapter 99, Flood Damage Prevention.
The Building Inspector may request and shall receive, as far as may be necessary in the discharge of his duties, the assistance and cooperation of the Police and Fire Departments and of all municipal officials exercising any jurisdiction over the construction, use or occupancy of buildings or the installation of equipment therein.
A. 
The Building Inspector shall keep permanent official records of all transactions and activities conducted by him, including all applications received, permits and certificates issued, fees charged and collected, inspection reports and notices and orders issued. All such records shall be public records open to public inspection during business hours.
B. 
The Building Inspector shall, annually, submit to the Board of Trustees a written report and summary of all business conducted by him, including permits and certificates issued, fees collected, orders and notices promulgated, inspections and tests made and appeals or litigation pending.
In the absence of the Building Inspector, or in the case of his disqualification or inability to act, the Mayor shall have the power, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, to designate a person to act in his behalf and to exercise all the powers conferred upon him by this chapter during such absence, disqualification or inability to act.