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Kenneth City tentatively approves property maintenance standards

KENNETH CITY — Council members tentatively approved a 25-page ordinance that would require homeowners and business owners to keep their property spruced up.

The ordinance, approved unanimously, sets standards that property owners would have to meet and seeks to give Kenneth City officials the clout to ensure that homes and businesses don't fall into disrepair.

The proposal, called the Building Maintenance Ordinance, covers everything from foundations and walls to gutters and downspouts.

The ordinance also covers building interiors, requiring that they "be free from the accumulation of garbage, rubbish and/or waste at all times."

The ordinance also gives town officials the right to inspect property if they have probable cause to believe there is a violation.

The owner could refuse to admit them, at which point the mayor could ask the town attorney to get a court order requiring admittance.

It is likely the proposal will be tweaked a bit after some residents complained during Wednesday's meeting.

The final reading likely will be held next month.

Kenneth City tentatively approves property maintenance standards 08/16/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 4:20pm]
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