City Council plans a public hearing on a proposed rental inspection program. After several incidents where it was discovered properties were unsafe Council asked the staff and the City Attorney to look into it. Eric Monday has presented a plan modeled after one used in Blacksburg. Properties would not be inspected randomly, only if a tenant complained, and then only if the tenant was current on their rent. Fines will be assessed if the property owner is cited and the problems are not corrected. The public hearing is set for November 13 at 7:30 PM in Council Chambers.
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