[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Dallastown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Codes Enforcement Officer
[Adopted 10-28-2002 by Ord. No. 488]
The position of Codes Enforcement Officer is hereby established for the Borough of Dallastown. The Borough Council shall have the power and authority to hire a person to be the Codes Enforcement Officer as it may deem appropriate. The Codes Enforcement Officer shall serve at the pleasure of the Borough Council.
The position of Codes Enforcement Officer shall be subordinate to the position of Borough Manager. The Codes Enforcement Officer shall report to the Borough Manager; and also to the Mayor and the Borough Council as may be requested or required depending on the activity involved.
The Codes Enforcement Officer shall perform the following responsibilities:
Initiate inspections for building, housing, abatement, land use, nuisances and other related ordinances.
Respond to citizen complaints concerning enforcement of codes and attempt mediation if appropriate.
Conduct field investigations of violations, gather evidence, issue notices of violation and prepare written reports.
Appear as a witness for the Borough in any legal action for compliance or enforcement.
Meet with developers, business owners, landlords, and residents to review violations, explain intent of codes, and pursue compliance.
Propose amendments to specific Borough codes or regulations which relate to the position and which would enhance the Borough's enforcement capabilities.
Coordinate efforts with other departments to assure appropriate action and uniformity of interpretation, application and enforcement of regulations and codes.
Prepare and maintain detailed records and statistics related to enforcement activities.
Collect, select, classify and compile data from various appropriate sources and prepare summary reports as appropriate or as required.
Work with the business community and citizens to raise code consciousness.
Pursue enforcement of Borough ordinances as authorized by the Mayor or the Borough Council, as applicable.
The qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities for being the Codes Enforcement Officer may be set by Resolution of Borough Council.