Code enforcement goes on in hard time...

Code enforcement goes on in hard times | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 10 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 16, 2009, titled Code enforcement goes on in hard times | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

With foreclosures aplenty and tight repair budgets, code-enforcement officers in some cities and townships say they've seen more people struggling to keep homes up to regulation.

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Steven Streets

Hebron, OH

#1 Nov 16, 2009
This story was worth reading just for the ingenious crushed can pipeline. Brilliant. How much beer went into that engineering solution?
Irritated Next To Bums

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 16, 2009
I think most city codes have no teeth. Here they cite someone into Mayor's Court AFTER repeated warnings and then in court they give them more time to "fix" or clean up the issue. So why even bother?
Like everything else one or two visits then a fine and court costs should get a slumlord or lazy residents attention. Next door to us we have some "squatters" living in a house they don't own and can't buy and it looks like CRAP.House is 10 or more months behind on paymernts and the "residents" talked woman who lived there into moving telling her that they would pay her payments and buy the house. It's fraud yet no one will listen.
I am Joe the Plumber

Bellefontaine, OH

#3 Nov 16, 2009
I called the City of Columbus a few years ago to report 22 people living in squalor in a drug house next door to me. The code officer didn't write any orders for that house but ended up coming to my house and wrote me up for peeling paint and insisted that I fix the problem in the middle of the winter. What a great system...
the truth

Newark, OH

#4 Nov 16, 2009
I am Joe the Plumber wrote:
I called the City of Columbus a few years ago to report 22 people living in squalor in a drug house next door to me. The code officer didn't write any orders for that house but ended up coming to my house and wrote me up for peeling paint and insisted that I fix the problem in the middle of the winter. What a great system...
For Mayor (mike dont challange my manhood Colman) you have to pay to play. it is who is willing to put the cash in his pocket.

Kevin Boyce was the bag man for Colman and now he is Stricklands bag man.
I am Joe The Plumber

Bellefontaine, OH

#5 Nov 16, 2009
the truth wrote:
<quoted text>
For Mayor (mike dont challange my manhood Colman) you have to pay to play. it is who is willing to put the cash in his pocket.
Kevin Boyce was the bag man for Colman and now he is Stricklands bag man.
Don't Challenge My Manhood Audio
Rosemary

United States

#6 Nov 16, 2009
Residents in our neighborhood have called code enforcement many times and never had a response. One time when they did come the officer said the yard in the complaint from several neighbors was an English garden, however when the property became empty it took 4 dumpsters to clean the trash out of the yard. Another property that has had numerous complaints from the neighbors has three junk vehicles, piles old lumber and trash that nothing has been done about. We started a block watch and had wonderful response from the police in this area getting crack houses and apartment building shut down. However, nothing from code enforcement. We are trying very hard to make our street look nice, but it's really hard when nothing is being done about the eye sores that remain.
Tim T

Delaware, OH

#7 Nov 16, 2009
Aside from Code Enforcement, Columbus/Franklin County needs a Parking Enforcement unit for idiots who cant follow simple rules.
Robert

Norwich, OH

#8 Nov 16, 2009
I am just glad to see that code enforcement is a problem all over Columbus. I kept having complaints I made closed "no cause for action, fast food restaurants in the area." I am still confused how fast food joints cause beer cans, household trash, weeds and poison ivy, clothing, furniture and everything else I see daily in the neighborhood. The worst part is the city knows about all of it. Look up Coleman's house, neighborhood is perfect! Funny that!
I am Joe The Plumber

Bellefontaine, OH

#9 Nov 16, 2009
I have a friend who lives on South 17th Street south of Livingston and his alley is a haven for illegal dumping. He calls code and because the 300 gallon receptacle is on his side of the alley he is the one sited by code enforcement.
the truth

Newark, OH

#10 Nov 16, 2009
I am Joe The Plumber wrote:
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Don't Challenge My Manhood Audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Z1JyU3dQxLMXX
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