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A. The authority and responsibility for properly administering this chapter and referral of complaints hereunder to the Commission as set forth in subsection (B) of this section shall be vested in the Board of County Commissioners.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of IC 22-9.5-4-8, Jasper County, because of a lack of financial and other resources necessary to fully administer enforcement proceedings and possible civil actions under this chapter, herein elects to refer all formal complaints of violation of the sections of this chapter by complainants to the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (“Commission”) for administrative enforcement actions pursuant to IC 22-9.5-6, and the Board of County Commissioners shall refer all the complaints to the Commission as provided for under subsection (A) of this section to the Commission for purposes of investigation, resolution and appropriate relief as provided for under IC 22-9.5-6.

C. All executive departments and agencies of Jasper County shall administer their departments, programs and activities relating to housing and urban development in a manner affirmatively to further the purposes of this chapter and shall cooperate with the Board of County Commissioners and the Commission to further such purposes.

D. The Board of County Commissioners or the County Commissioner’s designee, shall provide information on remedies available to any aggrieved person or complainant requesting such information. [Ord. 2-9-18A § 9; Ord. 3-1-93A § 10.]