DIVISION I Zoning Administrator
The County Board of Commissioners shall annually appoint a Zoning Administrator at the December meeting.
The Zoning Administrator or his authorized representative shall administer and enforce the Zoning Code, as amended from time to time and is in effect in accordance with the powers and duties therein set forth, and in furtherance of such authority, he shall:
Issue all permanent zoning certificates, and maintain records thereof.
Issue Zoning certificates of occupancy, and make and maintain records thereof.
Issue "Temporary Certificates of Zoning Compliance" as authorized by the Zoning Code.
Conduct inspections of buildings, structures, and land to determine compliance with the Zoning Code and the Floodplain Code and to notify in writing the person responsible for any violation found, indicating the nature of the violation and ordering the action necessary to correct it.
Order the discontinuance of illegal use of land, buildings or structures, removal of illegal buildings or structures or of illegal additions, alterations, or structural changes, discontinuance of any illegal work being done; or shall take any other action authorized by statute or by the Zoning Code to insure compliance with or to prevent violation of the provisions.
Maintain permanent and current records of the Zoning Code, including, but not limited to, all maps, amendments, special-use permits, planned building developments, variances, appeals, and applications therefor.
Provide and maintain a source of public information relative to all matters arising out of the Zoning Code.
Receive, file and forward to the Zoning Board of Appeals all applications for variance, appeals and other matters on which the Board is required to act upon under the Zoning Code.
Keep the County Board advised of zoning activities by written report semiannually, including statements of permits and certificates issued and orders promulgated.
The Zoning Administrator may request and shall receive so far as may be necessary in the discharge of his duties, the assistance and cooperation of the Sheriff in enforcing orders, of the States Attorney in prosecuting violators, and of other County officials and officers.
The Zoning Administrator shall perform such other duties as prescribed by Codes and Laws of the County and as may be specifically assigned to him by the County Board.
The Zoning Administrator shall review all building permit applications to determine if the site of the proposed construction is reasonably safe from flooding and to make recommendations for construction in all locations which have flood hazards.
The Zoning Administrator, in reviewing all applications for construction in flood hazard locations within the County shall require that any such proposed construction must:
Be designed and anchored to prevent the flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure or portions of the structure due to flooding.
Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage.
Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
Provide adequate drainage in order to reduce exposure to flood hazards.
Locate public utilities and facilities on the site in such a manner as to be elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage, such utilities and facilities including sewer, gas, electrical and water systems.