Havelock approves minimum building maintenance standards

Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 06:51 PM.

With that, city attorney Troy Smith recommended that the board go into closed session, citing attorney-client privilege, to discuss the answer.

After five minutes, the board returned, with Commissioner George Liner moving for a vote on the new rules, except that in three months the board would look at the ETJ issue. The board approved the measure 4-1.

Commissioner Jim Stuart voted against, saying he preferred to leave the ETJ out of the new rules, with the possibility of an amendment to add it later.

"They need to take care of what’s in town first," Stuart said Tuesday. "Don’t put it in to start with if you can’t enforce it."

"We weren’t going to be able to enforce it with the people we have right now," Stuart said, citing the small staff of the planning department.

In other business during Monday’s meeting, the board:

-- heard of changes in operating hours and policy regarding children at the city’s recreation facility on Fontana Boulevard. Recreation Director Dave Smith said that Sunday operating times would be reduced to noon to 6 p.m. and that children age 12 years or younger would have to be under the supervision of an adult inside the building.



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