Sec. 31-3. Authority, duties of Building Official

a. Generally. It should be the duty of the Building Official or any deputy or inspector working under his direction, to enforce the provisions of this chapter and to refuse to issue any permit for any building or structure or the use of any premises which would violate any of the provisions hereof, and to cause any building, structure, place or premises to be inspected and examined, and to order in writing the remedying of any condition found to exist therein or thereat in violation of any provision of this chapter.

b. Institution of action for violations. In case any building or structure is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, repaired, converted or maintained, or any building, structure or land is used in violation of this chapter, said Building Official is hereby authorized and directed to institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent such unlawful erection, maintenance, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion or use, to restrain, correct or abate such violation and to prevent any illegal act, conduct or use on or about such premises.

Sec. 31-4. Authority of city council to amend upon recommendations of Planning and Zoning Commission
The council may, from time to time, on its own motion or on petition, after public notice and hearings thereon as provided herein, amend, supplement, change, modify or repeal the regulations and restrictions as established herein and may change, restrict or extend the boundaries of the various districts established herein. Before taking any action upon any proposed amendment, modification, change, restriction or extension, the same shall be referred by the city clerk of the City of Marshall, Missouri, to planning commission of the City of Marshall, Missouri, for report and recommendation.

Sec. 31-5. Notice, public hearing prior to action on amendments
No action on an amendment, change, modification, repeal shall be taken until after a public hearing in relation thereto, at which parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard. At least fifteen (15) days notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be published in an official paper, or a paper of general circulation in the city.

Sec. 31-6. Protest by owners to proposed amendments; vote of council prescribed.
If a protest against an amendment, change, modification, repeal, restriction or extension shall be presented, duly signed and acknowledged by the owners of ten percent (10%) or more, either of the land, exclusive of streets and alleys, included in such proposed change, or within an area determined by lines drawn parallel to and one hundred eighty-five (185) feet distance from the boundaries of the district proposed to be changed, such amendment shall not be passed except by three fourths (3/4) vote of the city council.

Sec. 31-7. Penalty for violation of provisions
The owner or general agent of a building or premises where a violation of any provision of the regulations of this chapter has been committed or shall exist, or the lessee or tenant of an entire building or entire premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the owner, general agent, lessee, or tenant of any part of the building or premises in which such violation has been committed or shall exist, or the general agent, architect, builder, contractor or any other person who commits, takes part or assists in any such violation or who maintains any building or premises in which any such violation shall exist shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) and not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each and every day that such violation shall continue or by imprisonment for ten (10) days for each and every day such violation shall continue, or by both such fine and imprisonment in all the discretion of the court. Any such person who, having been served with an order to remove any such violation, shall fail to comply with said order within ten (10) days after such service, or shall continue to violate any provision of the regulations made under authority of this act in the respect named in such order, shall also be subject to a civil penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

Secs. 31-8 thru 31-20. Reserved

City of Marshall