Friday, October 1, 2010

City Coundil Meeting

City Council meets this Tuesday at 7 p.m. Most of the agenda is consent, which means it gets bundled together and passed as a whole, unless Councilman Joel Fritzler asks for specific items to be considered individually, as he is wont to do. Most of the items on the consent agenda are routine but there is one interesting item, a request to acquire an unnamed parcel of real estate for demolition as unsafe:

Resolution Authorizing the Acquisition of Real Estate in Preparation for Demolition
of Unsafe Structure

The first of the general business items is innoucuous, but item 2 should stir up some discussion as it exempts rental property from inspection if it is occupied by the immediate family of the property owner. My question is, how does the city make sure that property is again inspected once the immediate family moves out. Rental property owners were none too happy with the inspection fee to begin with and I don't see them lining up to inform the city that their family has moved out of the property and you need to start inspecting it again:

6. General Business
1. Resolution Commending Willie T. Broadnax for Service to the City of Carbondale
2. Ordinance Amending Title Four (4) Chapter Four (4) of the Carbondale Revised
Code to Exempt Family Owned Homes From Rental Inspection

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