[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of New Carrollton: Art. I, 4-16-1975 as Ch. 9, Art. IV, of the 1975 Code, amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-16-1975 as Ch. 9, Art. IV, of the 1975 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code]
The Mayor is authorized to appoint Code Enforcement Officers, with the advice and consent of the Council.
The salary of the Code Enforcement Officers shall be established by the Council.
The Code Enforcement Officers, in accordance with procedures and guidelines approved by the Council, shall:
Ascertain whether violations of the city ordinances appear to exist.
Issue written notice of apparent violation where violations appear to exist.
Investigate complaints of alleged violations.
Report to the Mayor, at the Mayor's discretion, the names and addresses of those alleged to have violated any city ordinances.
Conduct such investigations as may from time to time be necessary in the discharge of the foregoing duties.
Act as prosecuting witness for the city and, in that behalf, secure process for the judicial enforcement of the city ordinances.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to permit the Code Enforcement Officers to arrest or detain any persons; to enter, without the consent of the lawful occupant, any dwellings; nor to stop any vehicle; nor to bear arms.
Nothing herein contained is intended to diminish in any manner the rights and obligations of Prince George's County and the State of Maryland within the limits of the City of New Carrollton.
The Code Enforcement Officers may be removed by the Mayor at his or her discretion for good cause shown.