| John Rudowski|
It is the responsibility of the Ordinance
Enforcement Officer to enforce certain ordinances and codes within the Township
pertaining to nuisance & non criminal violations. The enforcement officer
has the authority to write citations and has the responsibility of representing
the Township in court regarding the disposition of the citations. The Ordinance
Enforcement Officer responds to residents, both in person and by telephone
regarding the Township's Ordinances and is responsible for issuing the majority
of nuisance and non criminal violations. The Officer reports directly to the
Director of Public Services.
1. Periodically patrols or inspects the
Township to monitor for violations of local codes.
2. Responds to complaints of potential
violations relating to trash removal, signage, nuisance, construction site
complaints, land use, zoning, storage, noise, dumping, clearing and grading and other code related matters.
3. Conducts field investigations of potential
violations, gathers evidence, questions or interrogates complainants, witnesses
and suspects, compare facts to code requirements, makes findings, and issues
warnings, correction notices or citations.
4. Meets with owners, tenants, contractors,
developers, businesses, etc. to review and explain code requirements and
violations or potential violations. Secures code compliance and provides
information to persons who request information or assistance in code
5. Maintains a variety of logs and records
related to inspection and enforcement activities and prepares records of
removal of illegal signs.
6. Reviews cases being prepared for trial
with emphasis on the evidentiary and legal issues crucial to successful
prosecution. Prepares detailed reports of activities and investigations made;
consults with prosecutors and prepares case reports for court action and testifies in court.
7. Coordinates efforts with the police, fire,
building, water and sewer, engineering, planning and finance departments and
outside agencies to assist residents in resolving their complaints and
obtaining ordinance compliance.