Monday, January 26, 2009

Kinder, Gentler Code Enforcement

Sometimes for one or another reason, we feel it necessary to address an action or inaction that we feel blights our streets. Here's some useful advice on handling matters of code:

Things we have found to be successful before calling the county:

  • ~ Write a nice letter to the owner as a "concerned resident." Renee has some "form letters." 

  • ~ Talk personally to the neighbor about the situation and how it affects home values (we did this with neighbors when their big coach camper was blocking our sidewalk ~ it offered an opportunity to get to know them and they happily moved the camper. They have turned out to be great neighbors).

If you have to end up calling County Code Enforcement, it's 861-6403.

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