It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector and he is hereby given the power and authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
The Building Inspector shall require that the application for a building permit and the accompanying plot plan shall contain all the information necessary to enable him to ascertain whether the proposed building complies with the provisions of this chapter.
No building permit shall be issued until the Building Inspector has certified that the proposed building or alteration complies with all the provisions of this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commence work for the erection or alteration of any building until a building permit has been duly issued therefor.
In interpreting and applying the provisions of this chapter, they shall be held to be the minimum requirements for the promotion of the health, safety and morals and general welfare of the Village. It is not intended by this chapter to interfere with or abrogate or annul any Village building code or any rules or regulations adopted or issued thereunder or the rules and regulations of the Board of Health of the Village of Kings Point and not in conflict with any of the provisions of this chapter; provided, however, that where this chapter imposes a greater restriction upon the use of buildings or premises or upon the height of the building or requires larger open spaces than are imposed or required by such ordinances, rules or regulations, the provisions of this chapter shall control.
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 1209, Enforcement, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 6-17-1986 by L.L. No. 2-1986.
In case any building or structure is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, repaired, converted or maintained or any building, structure or land is used or any hedge, tree, shrub or other growth is maintained in violation of this chapter or of any regulations made pursuant hereto, in addition to other remedies provided by law any appropriate action or proceeding, whether by legal process or otherwise, may be instituted or taken to prevent such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance or use, to restrain, correct or abate such violation, to prevent the occupancy of said building, structure or land or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about such premises.
[Amended 12-18-1969; 4-10-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989; 5-19-2003 by L.L. No. 8-2003]
In the event of a violation of the provisions of this chapter, each of the following persons shall be subject to the penalties provided in Chapter 116:
The owner of the premises;
If the premises was leased to one tenant, the tenant;
If the premises was leased to more than one tenant, all of the tenants of the portion or portions of the premises where such violation or violations were committed or exist;
Where work or other activity caused or otherwise resulted in such violation, all of those persons who committed, assisted, or otherwise took part in the violative activity.