[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury 7-18-1995 by Ord. No. 1774-95. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES
- All permissible uses of property other than residential or governmental.
- CHIEF INSPECTOR
- The Construction Code Official of the City of Woodbury or his or her designated representative.
No person shall occupy or use any building or portion thereof for commercial or industrial purposes, after such building or portion thereof has been vacated or ownership transferred, until he or she shall have applied for and secured a certificate of occupancy therefor from the Chief Inspector.
No certificate of continuing occupancy shall be issued hereunder until an inspection is made by the Chief Inspector of the building, or portion thereof requiring a Certificate of Continuing Occupancy hereunder, to determine whether the building, or a portion thereof, and the proposed use therefor complies with the applicable provisions of Article I of Chapter 144, Maintenance of Commercial Property, Chapter 202, Zoning, and any other laws pertaining to the use, occupancy or maintenance of said premises.
The Chief Inspector shall cause such inspection to be made within ten days of written request and shall issue a Certificate of Continuing Occupancy only after he or she shall have determined that the premises or proposed use therefor complies with all applicable provisions of the aforesaid laws.
If the Chief Inspector shall determine that the premises or the proposed use thereof are not in compliance with the aforesaid laws, he or she shall deliver written notice thereof to the applicant, advising of the respects in which the premises or proposed use therefor do not comply with such laws.
The Chief Inspector may issue a temporary Certificate of Continuing Occupancy, notwithstanding a failure to comply with the aforesaid laws, permitting use or occupancy of the premises while corrective action is being taken and upon such further conditions as he or she deems reasonable, provided that no such temporary certificate shall be issued unless the Chief Inspector determines that the same will not pose an imminent or substantial danger to the public health, safety or welfare. In no event shall such temporary certificate be valid for a period of more than 90 days unless good cause is shown to the Chief Inspector or his or her designee.
Whenever the Chief Inspector shall deny the issuance of a Certificate of Continuing Occupancy by reason of a determination that the premises or proposed use therefor do not comply with the applicable provisions of any law respecting the use, occupancy or maintenance of said premises, the applicant therefor may appeal said decision in accordance with any appeal procedures set forth in the law to which the alleged violation applies.
This chapter is intended to supplement existing ordinances and other laws pertaining to the use, occupancy and maintenance of premises within the City of Woodbury and shall not be construed to excuse any person from complying with such other laws.
[Amended 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
Any person convicted of violating any provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000; imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days; or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each day on which a violation hereof exists or occurs shall be deemed to be a separate violation.
In addition to any penalties which may be imposed herein, the provisions of this chapter may be enforced in an appropriate civil proceeding through injunction relief or such other relief as the court deems proper.