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City codes get revised...Laws get established...How come they're not enforced??

    Beacon sure has a long way to go, when it comes to being up to par with other municipalities in regards to property maintenance laws. I think most would agree that people should be able to do what they want with in reason on their own property. But when it becomes offensive and defiant to surrounding property owners, it becomes a serious concern when the city does not implement and enforce the laws they have created. This results in a tremendous loss to surrounding neighbors' property values.MARCH%2003-29-12%20004.jpg

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Comment by BULLDOG on March 31, 2012 at 9:30am

A person has 14 days per offense to remedy a situation without being cited. However when that repeat offender, has 30 consecutive days per calendar year of warnings, he/she can be fined for continued non-compliance. This is what the building dept. continues to neglect. Also there is a new public nuisance law that applies to any city dept. being called to a residence multiple times that the city remains negligent in enforcing. What is the hard part? And certain building inspectors have been over heard while on their "weekly visit", discussing with the owner/violator, a possible deal purchasing something that is up for sale. And why are they making weekly visits to one individual? Doesn't that alone constitute a public nuisance? It is my opinion that the building Dept. advises the perp, of what he/she can do to somewhat quiet the individuals from complaining, thus prolonging the violations. BTW, just curious, has any of the surrounding signed a variance giving any permission for a fence over 6' in height which is believed to be on city property??

Comment by Sannebear on March 31, 2012 at 8:52am

The Buildings dept are fairly regularly up here. The offender is served with a notice, given time to clear up, and on the very last day things are cleared in time for inspection. Then, it starts all over again, and again, and again...

Comment by Joan Martorano on March 31, 2012 at 6:51am


Comment by Anna West on March 30, 2012 at 10:30pm

They spent a lot of time working on the code laws and it seemed pretty specific to Mountain View Road last year.  Have you called the Building Department?  It never did any good when my neighbor had running water for weeks. Posting here helped, so I hope this helps you too.

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