Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bricks

Problem of the day - how does Columbus handle homes and properties that are in the "blight and deterioration" mode.  Until recently ignoring the complaints seem to be how things were handled.

We do have an unenforced ordinance Chapter 18 - BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS ARTICLE VII. - PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE that spell it out,

Sec. 18-580. - Penalty. Any person who violates, disobeys, neglects or refuses to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in section 1-20 of this Code.

here is a link to what SHOULD be happening according the the current ordinance.

Sec. 1-20. - Citations for Code violations.

So the question is should city council look into making this happen?  There seems to be some resistance to this.  Should we just get rid of the ordinance? Should we actually start to enforce it?

What if enforcing the ordinance costs the city money with extra labor.

Just putting it out there.

We all want a clean community but at what cost?  At what point do we say enough.  When a lawn mower is left on the yard too long?  What are the parameters to come down hard and who is the bad guy here.  Are we messing with peoples lives too much?  It is there land and property to do with what they want.  What is the tipping point where the city says that is it.  When the yard is too long?

Who will have this ultimate power.  questions.

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Who knows the story of these bricks



I was at a party this past weekend and the homeowners had a few of these which they found buried under their current sidewalk.  Seems they were common a large number of years ago?

I worry is that when James Street is torn up next year they will find these and they will end up in a landfill.

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