ADMINISTRATION OF THE ORDINANCE
SECTION 6.1 - PURPOSE
It is the purpose of this Article to provide the procedures for the administration of this Ordinance, issuance of permits, inspection of properties, collection of fees, handling of violators, and enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance and amendments thereto.
SECTION 6.2 - ADMINISTRATION
Except when herein otherwise stated the provisions of this Ordinance shall be administered by the Zoning Administrator or by such deputies of his department as the Township Board may designate to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance.
SECTION 6.3 - DUTIES OF ZONING ADMINISTRATOR
The Zoning Administrator shall have the power to grant zoning compliance permits and certificates of occupancy and to make inspections of buildings or premises necessary to carry out his duties in the enforcement of this Ordinance. It shall be unlawful for the Zoning Administrator to approve plans or issue any permits or certificates of occupancy for any excavation or construction until he has inspected such plans in detail and found them to conform with this Ordinance, nor shall be the Zoning Administrator vary or change any terms of this Ordinance.
If the Zoning Administrator shall find that any of the provisions of this Ordinance are being violated, he shall notify, in writing, the person responsible for such violation, indicating the nature of the violation and ordering the action necessary to correct it. He shall order discontinuance of illegal use of any lot or structures; removal of illegal structures, or of illegal additions, alterations, or structural changes; discontinuance of any illegal work being done; or shall take any other action authorized by this Ordinance to ensure compliance with or to prevent violation of its provisions.
The Zoning Administrator shall submit to the Planning Commission and the Township Board quarterly reports fully explaining the type and nature of uses permitted by right; the nature and extent of violations of this Ordinance; and the type and nature of nonconforming uses, buildings, and structures. The Zoning Administrator shall maintain a record of all zoning compliance permits and certificates of occupancy.