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North Vernon to Look at Code Enforcement for Downtown Buildings

The North Vernon City Council discussed code enforcement at a recent meeting. / Photo: Barry Wright
The North Vernon City Council discussed code enforcement at a recent meeting. / Photo: Barry Wright

City leaders in North Vernon are about to take action to make sure those who live in downtown buildings are safe.

Mayor Harold "Soup" Campbell says the city will be teaming up with the city-county Area Planning Commission and Fire Chief Rick McGill to check apartments that may not be up to code and that pose some danger to residents. Campbell says they will also be working with property owners to make sure they stay in the limits of the code.

As for complaints about code violations in North Vernon, the mayor says it runs in waves.

"Some months a lot of complaints about noise, possibility of drugs, animals you know like if they have pets in them, insects of different kinds and then it goes away," Campbell said. "Seems like the people or the landlords address it, then things are good for a few months, then that wave comes back again. So it's something you have to stay on top of."

Campbell went on to say that some landlords work pretty well with the fire chief and city leaders when it comes to code enforcement.

Council members will be drawing up a plan on how to enforce the city codes and will be discussing the matter again possibly at the next city council meeting on Sept. 9.

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:47:18 AM


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