[R.O. 2011 §400.300; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(6.01), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
Whenever the Zoning Administrator receives a written, signed complaint alleging a violation of this Chapter, he or she shall investigate the complaint, take whatever action is warranted and inform the complainant in writing what actions have been or will be taken.
[R.O. 2011 §400.305; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(6.02), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
The owner, tenant or occupant of any building or land or part thereof and any architect, builder, contractor, agent or other person who participates in, assists, directs, creates or maintains any situation that is contrary to the requirements of this Chapter may be held responsible for the violation and suffer the penalties and be subject to the remedies herein provided.
[R.O. 2011 §400.310; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(6.03), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
If the Zoning Administrator finds that any provision of this Chapter is/are being violated, he or she shall send a written notice to the person responsible for such violation, indicating the nature of the violation and ordering the action necessary to correct it. Additional written notices may be sent at the Administrator's discretion.
The final written notice (and the written notice may be the final notice) shall state what action the Administrator intends to take if the violation is not corrected and shall advise that the Administrator's decision or order may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment in accordance with Section 400.950.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases when delay would seriously threaten the effective enforcement of this Chapter or pose a danger to the public health, safety or welfare, the Administrator may seek enforcement without prior written notice by invoking any of the penalties or remedies authorized in Section 400.950.
[R.O. 2011 §400.320; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(6.05), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
A zoning, sign, variance or conditional use permit may be revoked by the permit-issuing authority (in accordance with the provisions of this Section) if the permit recipient fails to develop or maintain the property in accordance with the plans submitted, the requirements of this Chapter or any additional requirements lawfully imposed by the permit-issuing board.
Before a conditional use permit or variance may be revoked, all of the notice and hearing and other requirements of Article VI shall be complied with. The notice shall inform the permit recipient of the alleged grounds for the revocation.
The burden of presenting evidence sufficient to authorize the permit-issuing authority to conclude that a permit should be revoked for any of the reasons set forth in Subsection (A) shall be upon the party advocating that position. The burden of persuasion shall also be upon that party.
A motion to revoke a permit shall include, insofar as practicable, a statement of the specific reasons or findings of fact that support the motion.
Before a zoning or sign permit may be revoked, the Administrator shall give the permit recipient fifteen (15) days' notice of intent to revoke the permit and shall inform the recipient of the alleged reasons for the revocation and of his or her right to obtain an informal hearing on the allegations. If the permit is revoked, the Administrator shall provide to the permittee a written statement of the decision and the reasons therefore.
No person may continue to make use of land or buildings in the manner authorized by any zoning, sign, variance or conditional use permit after such permit has been revoked in accordance with this Section.
[R.O. 2011 §400.325; Ord. No. 01-10 §1(6.06), 4-9-2001; Ord. No. 04-25 §1, 7-26-2004]
Every decision of the Board of Adjustment granting or denying a conditional use permit and every final decision of the City Council shall be subject to review by the Circuit Court of Grundy County by proceedings in the nature of certiorari.