Beverly P. Johnson, administrator, Department of Neighborhood Services and Community Development, announced systematic neighborhood inspections are being conducted by the Code Enforcement division. Systematics are inspections carried out on a routine basis by teams of code enforcement inspectors checking every property in designated neighborhoods to prevent the accumulation of violations and to maintain healthy and safe conditions for residents. The inspections are randomly performed in neighborhoods throughout the city and in each council district.
Because systematic inspections are done as a courtesy, no citations are issued. Instead, homeowners receive a courtesy notice advising them of specific violations and given an opportunity to bring the property into compliance within a specified time period. If the owner fails to achieve compliance within the courtesy period, routine procedures for attaining compliance go into effect.
On April 27, the following area of North Chattanooga, council district 7 will be inspected. The boundaries for inspection are:
North: West 35th Street
South: Workman Road
East: Quinn Adams Street
West: Pirola Street
Teams of code enforcement inspectors will be going block by block in this neighborhood inspecting each parcel for City code violations including litter, overgrowth, abandoned vehicles and housing code violations. Signs will be posted in the neighborhood in advance to advise residents that the code inspectors will be present.
For more information, contact Donna Thomas, Chief Neighborhood Code Enforcement inspector, at 425-3700.