Sunday, August 21, 2016
Noticable Results Since Property Code Enforcement Started This Month
Earlier this summer, the Times reported that a new enforcer had been selected to ensure that Dorchester residents and other property owners are keeping their property up to community standards and village ordinances.
The Dorchester Village Board officially hired and gave the green light to Penny Keller, the village's new nuisance abatement and code compliance officer.
Keller, who is working as a contract employee, started her duties in early August, according to official documents. Her job is to help ensure that property clean-up notices and enforcement originally initiated by SENDD a few years ago continues.
We have noticed results just weeks since Keller started the job.
One of the more welcomed clean-ups has been the commercial property south of the city park.
It's good to see property owners willingly and promptly complying with the village requests for clean-up. They, too, should be applauded for their efforts.
Those who ignore the warnings and requests should face consequences. After all, a run-down, neglected, unsafe and trashy piece of property tramples the rights of neighbors and hurts Dorchester's public image.
If you suspect a property in Dorchester is non-compliant with village standards, you are urged to call 402-418-8670 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.