Relocation of Habitable Structures
Reasonable efforts shall be made by the applicant to provide for the relocation and continued use of habitable residential structures. The following procedures shall be followed to insure this:
(a) Determination of Habitability:
Upon receipt of an application for a demolition permit, it shall be the responsibility of the County Building Official to inspect the structure to be demolished to determine habitability, within ten working days ate of application for such demolition permit. If said structure is structurally sound, and structurally capable of being relocated in the judgement of the County Building Official, the structure shall be deemed habitable for the purpose of this Section. If the structure is deemed not to be habitable, the requirements of this Section shall not apply.
(b) Public Notice Requirements: Any individual, firm, business or organization applying for a demolition permit for the demolition of a habitable residential structure, shall provide proof of publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the community where the structure is located, of the following notice:
"THIS STRUCTURE IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE OR REMOVAL, ARRANGEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR RELOCATE THE STRUCTURE MUST BE MADE BY_______________________(30 days after the first publication of the notice)"
The notice shall be published at least once a week for a period of thirty days, and shall contain a photograph of the structure, the address of the structure, and the telephone number and/or address of the owner of the structure, or the person authorized to arrange for the sale or relocation of the structure if some person other than the owner is so authorized. The notice shall also contain a statement encouraging persons interested in purchasing or relocating the structure to contact the Building Counter for full information on the procedures applicable to relocation of structures. The notice shall be at least three inches by four inches. In addition, the notice shall be posted on the structure in a conspicuous location.
(c) Relocation Requirements: The owner of a residential structure scheduled for demolition which has been determined to be habitable, (1) shall allow 90 days from the end of the Public Notice period for the relocation of the structure, provided that a good faith offer to purchase or relocate the structure has been received. No demolition of structure which has been determined to be habitable shall be permitted if an offer to purchase or relocate the structure, is received within thirty days after first publication of the notice required by Section 12.06.050(b), and if relocation is accomplished within the period specified in this section. (Ord.3322, 11/23/82; 3427, 8/23/83)