Sub-Chapter D, Enforcement

6 TCC 1-25. Notice of Violation

(a) The Health Authority may serve or cause to be served a notice, in writing, upon the owner, agent, occupant, or person in possession, charge, or control of any lot, building, or premises or item of personalty in or upon which any nuisance exists, requiring said person to abate the same within a specified, reasonable time, in such manner as the notice shall direct.

(b) An appeal to the Board of Health from any notice shall be provided if a written request for a hearing is filed with the Health Department within the time established for the abatement of the nuisance. The Board of Health may exceed the time to abate or otherwise dispose of violation.

(c) Notice to State’s Attorney: If the person so served and notified does not abate the nuisance within the specified reasonable time, as may be modified by hearing, the Health Authority shall notify the State’s Attorney.

6 TCC 1-26. Penalties

Any person who violates any provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of a petty offense and subject to license revocation. Each day’s violation constitutes a separate offense. In addition, the County may order such violator to abate the violation or authorize the Sheriff to clean up the property upon payment of costs by the violator.

6 TCC 1-27. Reserved

6 TCC 1-28. Conflict of Ordinance

In any case where a provision of this Ordinance is found to be in conflict with a provision of any zoning, building, fire, safety, or health ordinance, or code of Tazewell County existing on the effective date of this Ordinance, the provision which, in the judgment of the Health Authority, established the higher standards for the promotion and protection of the health and safety of the people shall be deemed to prevail, and such other ordinance or codes are hereby declared to be repealed to the extent that they may be found in conflict with this Ordinance.

6 TCC 1-29. Severability of Provisions

If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Chapter should be declared invalid for any reason whatsoever, such decision shall remain in full force and effect and, to this end, the provisions of this Chapter are hereby declared to be severable.