Code Enforcement Division

7th Resolution for the Control of Contagious and Infectious Diseases

REPORT VIOLATION

Except as may be specifically allowed by the Governor’s Executive Orders related to Covid-19, all businesses and services, while interacting with the public, must require the following face covering and social distancing measures until further order of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen:

  1. Employees shall properly wear face coverings ensuring coverage of the mouth and nose;
  2. All businesses shall monitor all points of entrance and prohibit entrance into the business by any individual over the age of six (6) years not wearing a face covering;
  3. Management of each business must provide adequate supervision to ensure compliance with the face-covering requirement to include, but not be limited to, door monitors to monitor entrance by the public and floor supervision for employees;
  4. Prominent signs at every entrance informing customers they must stay 6 feet away from other customers who did not accompany them to the store;
  5. For businesses with existing public address systems, regular announcements instructing customers to stay six feet away from each other;
  6. Markers on floors and signage measuring six-foot intervals and instructing people where to stand in checkout lanes and other lines;
  7. Employees specifically tasked to enforce social distancing among customers, and employees specifically dedicated to that task in the case of large retail establishments such as grocery stores whose publicly accessible areas cannot be viewed at once;
  8. For businesses that utilize such technology, signage encouraging cashless purchases, online ordering and pickup, and use of self-service checkout stations.

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Seventh Resolution of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen (COVID-19)

Overview

The City’s Code Enforcement Division is tasked with protecting the public health, safety, and welfare of residents and property owners by identifying, inspecting, and correcting violations. The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for the enforcement of the City’s Code of Ordinances.

Code Inspectors administer a fair and unbiased enforcement program by routinely checking the City’s main thoroughfares and business areas, as well as responding to complaints from citizens and other city departments.

Code Inspectors try to work with violators by issuing a Violation Notice stating a time to correct the violation. If not corrected, a Notice of Fine will be issued and further action will be turned over to the Municipal Court for a hearing. The Judge can issue a judgement against violator which can result in fines, assessments and additional fees.

Examples of Violations

General NuisanceNoise in Residential Area
Dilapidated StructuresOff Street Parking
Junk VehiclesProhibited Signs
Overgrown LotsSidewalk or Parking Lot Repair
Outdoor StorageTree Protection

FAQ

What height does grass need to be under inside the city limits?

Improved Property. Grass or weeds shall be less than twelve (12) inches in height measured above the surface of the ground.

Unimproved Property. Grass or weeds shall be less than twenty-four (24) inches in height measured above the surface of the ground. Unimproved properties of five (5) acres or more shall be mowed a minimum of four times during the annual growing season, beginning April 1st and ending October 31st.

I received a notice of violation for Waste: Points of Collection, what does it mean?

This type of notice is typically sent when trash, recycling bags, or their respective containers are left at the curb on a day that trash pickup doesn’t run in that area. More information on this ordinance here and the Department of Environmental Services info is located here.

Is this the place to report potholes in parking lots?

Yes, any parking lot or driveway on private property of a commercial use or multi-unit dwelling residential use that provides for access to on-site parking or on-site parking with potholes can be reported via the complaint form. The Code Enforcement Division does NOT process complaints for city maintained roads.