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Code Enforcement Officer to Hand Deliver First Violation Notice

April 28, 2014
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 Code enforcement in Plymouth received a slight modification during last night’s Common Council meeting.

City Attorney Sean Surrisi explained the need for the change.  Current ordinance requires the first notice of violation to be mailed to the violator or property owner.  While on regular patrol, Daytime Code Enforcement Officer with the Plymouth Police Department, Steve DeLee said it would be easier to hand deliver the notice or leave it at the property for the first violation.   

Surrisi said the only change would be to allow first notices to be hand delivered or left at the property.  He asked to Council to consider the ordinance amendment on all three reading since it was a minor change and they agreed. 

In other business the Plymouth Common Council approved the Commercial Revitalization Rebate request of Larry Pachniak for 218 West Washington, the former Cressner Home across the street from the Plymouth Police Department.  He plans on extensive improvements including roof, windows and siding.  The quote was $23,718 and the council approved a 20% rebate once the project is complete and invoices are presented.  The match should be $4,743.60. 

Councilman Mike Delp said, “We appreciate your investment in the property by sprucing up the neighborhood.” 

In other business the Council approved the Tax Abatement compliance form for Hoosier Tire.  City Attorney Sean Surrisi said they received a tax abatement for personal property and real property and have met or exceeded their pledge on the application.

The Plymouth Common Council also approved the $300,000 additional appropriation request of Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt for additional paving this year.  

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3 Responses to “ Code Enforcement Officer to Hand Deliver First Violation Notice ”

  1. Andrew on May 18, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    You got a point there Thor.

    It’s amazing though how much I am not able to access over here considering we live in a global society today. I tried to get for instance to the French Liche historic railroad site and it is like the site doesn’t exist, though others say its there. I called them and they said, “why do we care if people from Germany get in!?” Like because they are big into touring the US and a probably the biggest group of foreigners interested in us [next time you go down Route 66 look at the guests in the books].

    I think it makes sense these days to take off some of these kind of limits in thinking and be more open.

    As to the original point, Common sense has to prevail at some point, though I do believe the intention was correct.

  2. Thor on May 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Yeah, Andrew, that’ll teach you live elsewhere. :-)

    They should consider the hand delivered notice as the first notice only if successfully delivered to the property owner. If the actual owner can’t be found the first notice should be mailed.

    I would say hopefully they thought of this…

  3. Andrew on April 29, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Nice idea — but there is only one little problem here. Not all property owners are living in Plymouth. Does this mean that you only find out when we “apparently” ignore the first one [by not receiving it?}

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