Thursday, May 05, 2011

City Plans Neighborhood Visits to Identify Environmental Issues

Release Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Contact: Kevin Powell, Acting Housing Inspection Manager, 937-333-3945

Staff members of the City of Dayton Division of Housing Inspection will tour various neighborhoods over the next several weekends in an expanded effort to enforce City codes and improve neighborhood conditions.

City staff will issue written warnings for properties found to have grass or weeds eight inches or higher and for other environmental issues. Tickets and legal orders will subsequently be issued if property owners do not address conditions outlined in the warning notices. Tickets involve a $150.00 fine, and legal orders may result in a summons to court.

The Housing Inspection visits will begin on Saturday, May 7, in the FROC Priority Board area, followed by other Priority Boards across the city, moving in a counter-clockwise direction through early June.

It is estimated that at least 200 warnings will be issued in each Priority Board.

“In response to concerns we’ve heard from neighborhood groups, we’ve decided to use these weekend assessments to urge homeowners to correct conditions that obviously detract from the appearance of a neighborhood,” said Kevin Powell, Acting Manager of the Division of Housing Inspection. “Our goal is to identify neighborhood problem spots early and get them resolved quickly before they get out of hand.”

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