Rental Property Inspections
7, 2014- John Pozza
Council may look into establishing an ordinance requiring the inspection
of rental properties. The ordinance would hold landlords accountable to make
sure their properties are safe and secure. The issue came to light with the recent
drug arrests at a rental property on Summit Street that was being used as a
meth lab. Council's public safety committee plans to review the ordinance and
come back with a recommendation.
Meantime, police chief Jason Brown was
commended for the outstanding job he's done only six months into the job.
Council approved ending Brown's probation period and making him full-time.
Brown reminded residents they will always be the police department's best
resource. He said the police department is always available to answer
questions, and said residents should never be afraid to call whenever they see
something in their neighborhood that doesn't look right.
In other business, council passed a
resolution approving the planned revision for new land development on Allegheny
Boulevard involving Clarion Federal Credit Union, and approved the low bid of
$124,000 for this year's paving projects, which will include the long-awaited
paving of Hastings Street.