There is hereby designated in the Town of Fort Edward a public official to be known as the "Code Enforcement Official" with the approval of the Town Board, at a compensation to be fixed by it.
The Code Enforcement Official shall be considered an official of the Town of Fort Edward.
The Code Enforcement Official shall:
Except as otherwise specifically provided by law or except as herein otherwise provided, administer and enforce all of the provisions of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code applicable to the plans, specifications or permits for the construction, alteration and repair of buildings and structures; the installation and use of materials and equipment therein; and the location, use and occupancy thereof in regard to building construction specifications and fire prevention requirements.
Receive applications, approve plans and specifications and issue permits for the erection and alteration of buildings or structures or parts thereof and shall examine the premises for which such applications have been received, plans approved or such permits have been issued for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the code.
Make inspections and issue in writing all appropriate notices or orders, including stop orders, to remove illegal or unsafe conditions, to require the necessary safeguards during construction and to ensure compliance during the entire course of construction with the requirements of the code.
Make all building construction and fire prevention inspections which are necessary and proper for the carrying out of duties as required by the code.
Issue a certificate of occupancy where appropriate for a building constructed or altered in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, which shall certify that the building conforms to the requirements of the code.
In the absence of the Code Enforcement Official or in the case of his inability to act for any reason, the Supervisor of the Town of Fort Edward shall have the power, with the consent of the Town Board of the Town of Fort Edward, to designate a person to act on behalf of the Code Enforcement Official and to exercise all the powers conferred upon that person.
The Supervisor with the approval of the Town Board may appoint one (1) inspector or more, as the need may appear, to act under the supervision and direction of the Code Enforcement Official and to exercise any portion of the powers and duties of the Code Enforcement Official as that person may direct. The compensation of such inspector shall be fixed by the Board of Trustees.