[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Girard as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-14-1993 by Ord. No. 82]
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Code Enforcement Ordinance of the Township of Girard."
There is hereby created by the Supervisors a position in the Township of Girard to be known as the Office of Code Enforcement. The Code Enforcement Officer shall be appointed by the Supervisors. This shall be a part-time, paid position in the Township. The Code Enforcement Officer shall receive such salary as is from time to time established by resolution duly adopted by the Supervisors.
The Code Enforcement Officer shall have the responsibility for enforcement of the following ordinances: ordinances establishing fire lanes and handicap parking zones. The Supervisors of the Township of Girard hereby designate the Code Enforcement Officer as their official enforcement authority for these specified ordinances. The Code Enforcement Officer shall also be responsible for delivering notice of delinquent utility bills.
The Code Enforcement Officer shall take steps to cause the correction of any violation of any ordinance under the officer's jurisdiction. These steps may include verbal warnings, a written direction to correct the matter or cease the activity, filing of charges for ordinance violations or filing, with the assistance of the Township Solicitor, other court actions to enforce the ordinance.
A record shall be kept of all business and activities of the Code Enforcement Officer, and all such records shall be open to the public for inspection at all appropriate times except that no individual, owner, occupant, person or entity shall be subject to unwarranted invasion of privacy. At least annually, the Code Enforcement Officer shall submit to the Supervisors a written statement of operations in a form and content acceptable to the Supervisors.
The Code Enforcement Officer shall serve under the direct supervision of the Supervisors.