The Elsmere City Council voted unanimously to become the 14th jurisdiction represented by the Kenton County Joint Code Enforcement Board, a local area alliance staffed by PDS’ One Stop Shop program.
Code enforcement continues to be a growing issue in most communities; Elsmere is no different. Cities struggle with serving citations legally and providing an appeal process that will hold up if the case ends up in court. By entering the Joint Code Enforcement Board, Elsmere will benefit by getting these concerns filled. This new process will also add additional manpower to the code enforcement process.
If a property owner appeals a case the City of Elsmere is confident that the Joint Code Enforcement Board members are trained and have legal representation present during all meetings to provide them with legal advice every month. Another benefit is that City of Elsmere staff will no longer have to administer the city’s Code Enforcement Board, allowing the staff to work on other job duties
The board, comprised of an appointed representative from each jurisdiction, provides an objective forum to hear appeals from property owners, order timely remediation or abatement of issues, or if necessary impose civil fines for continued, unabated violations of ordinances.
For additional information feel free to contact PDS at 859-331-8980 or visit the PDS website at pdskc.org
Can you help? You don’t have to knock on doors; you only need to walk and help spread the word by leaving a door hanger at each house. If you’re willing to be a part of the team, e-mail me and let me know which weekend(s) and neighborhood(s) you’d like to walk (see below). If you can bring family, friends, fellow church members, etc., let me know!
Elsmere launch on November 18th; 9:30 a.m. at Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell Avenue, Elsmere, KY 41018