Hey Andy – ya gotta promise you’ll keep this confidential – just between you and me, OK?
I got my hands on a copy of the proposed Planning & Zoning Board Ordinance.
Andy, you know what a dedicated peace officer I am and how busy I am protecting the folks around here, but I was thinking I could work part time as Weatherford’s Code Enforcement Officer. Heck after reading the proposed P & Z Ordinance, sounds like they had me in mind when they wrote it!
I’m just the man to clean up this town. Once they pass the P & Z Ordinance, me and my trusty side-arm can go to work! If I see something that I don’t like, I can go on anybody’s property and start my investigation. Heck, I won’t even need a search warrant or any of that technical stuff to slow me down.
Do you think Goober would agree to be my “designated representative” in case I am busy with one of my j-walking investigations or something? You know how well we work as a fine tuned investigative team.
Here’s a copy of the enforcement part of the Ordinance – ya gotta agree I’d be perfect for the job – right Andy?
(h) Administration and enforcement:
(1) A designated City of Weatherford official, such as the Director of Planning and Development, shall be authorized by the City Council to administer and enforce the provisions of this Ordinance. If such designated official finds upon his/her own personal observation, or upon receipt of a complaint, that the provisions of this Ordinance are being violated, he/she shall immediately investigate and, when necessary, give written notice to the person(s) responsible to cease or correct such violation(s) immediately. Notice may be delivered in person or by certified mail to the violator(s) or to any person owning or leasing a property where the violation is occurring. The designated city official, or his/her authorized representative, shall have the right to enter upon any premises at any reasonable time for the purpose of making inspections of buildings or premises that may be necessary to carry out the duties in the enforcement of this Ordinance.
This is not intended as a criticism of individuals –
Our intent is to draw attention to the ambiguity and vagueness of the enforcement arm of the proposed P & Z Ordinance.