For the week ending May 18th, the Code Enforcement Officer conducted a total of 73 property checks for nuisance violations.
73 weekly property checks averages just over 14 checks per day, with 38 of the property checks being new complaints and 35 representing follow-up inspections after a letter of violation had been sent.
Mueller said 34 letters of nuisance violations were sent to property owners this week. The inspections, as well as collection and removal of illegal signs, represent 120 miles driven during the week.
Once a Code Enforcement issue is filed, the code enforcement officer will inspect the site. If a nuisance is declared, the owner of the property will receive a notice that they have 10 days to remedy the nuisance. If they do not, the city will abate the nuisance, and the full cost of the abatement will be charged to the property owner.
If payment is not made within 30 days, a lien shall be placed against the property, and the amount shall be collected in the same manner as annual ad valorem (property) taxes.
The Nuisance Ordinance regulates the following:
- Accumulation of materials and trash
- Abandoned vehicles
- Maintenance of residential and commercial structures
- Unoccupied and dilapidated structures
To report a Code Enforcement issue you can fill out the online form on the city’s website.