Havelock wants to hear from residents on building maintenance standards

Published: Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 02:06 AM.

Residents have one last chance to voice their opinions on new housing maintenance standards during the Havelock Board of Commissioners meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing on the new rules, which are designed to help the city identify homes that may pose general health, safety and welfare concerns to residents and take corrective action.

The new rules stem from an increase in foreclosed or abandoned homes in Havelock. Without upkeep, those homes could fall into disrepair, not only creating an eyesore in neighborhoods, but also becoming a space for crime or wild animals that pose a threat to the safety of residents.

The rules also include punishments the city can hand down to property owners, which can include possible demolition.

Also during Monday night’s meeting, Amanda Ohlensehlen, sales manager of the Havelock Tourist and Event Center, is scheduled to make a presentation to commissioners on the center’s new marketing plan and branding campaign. The effort includes an updated website, a new logo and an effort to draw more business customers to the center.

For more information on the meeting, call Havelock City Hall at 444-6400. 

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