Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Revisions to Title 16 Property Maintenance Code

THE HAND UPDATE
An updated listing of information for Bloomington neighborhood residents!

Good afternoon.  As some of you may know, the City of Bloomington has been considering revisions to Title 16 (commonly referred to as the City's Property Maintenance Code) for some time now.  City staff conducted meetings with representatives of the apartment association, CONA and the BHQA to receive input and suggestions.  After reviewing those comments and suggestions, and after reviewing what staff feels are the needs of the overall community, City staff has prepared a proposal to amend Title 16.  It is the City's assumption that said proposal will be heard by the Bloomington Common Council before the end of this calendar year.

Because City staff is cognizant that these changes will impact a variety of members of the Bloomington community, staff is going to hold at least one, if not two, public forums wherein members of the public may provide the City will comments, feedback and suggestions on its proposal.  The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in the City Council Chambers of City Hall (located at 401 North Morton Street). The meeting will begin at 5:30 following the BHQA meeting.

The purpose of this meeting is to receive feedback from the community.  This will be a listening session and staff does not plan on specifically commenting on any statement or proposal mentioned by a member of the public. However, staff will most certainly try to answer any and all questions posed.  

Upon conclusion of the August 15th meeting staff will review all comments and suggestions made by the public and determine what, if any changes, to its proposal are in the best interests of the community as a whole.  If needed, staff plans to hold a second public meeting after the September BHQA meeting (September 19, 2012) to present the version that will be submitted to the Council for approval.

Please note that any proposal taken before the Bloomington Common Council will be held in a public forum and any and all members of the public may comment on the proposal at said time.

Lisa Abbott
Director of Housing & Neighborhood Development
City of Bloomington

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