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Aging Homeowners Face Mounting Fines Due to Code Complainants

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Aging Homeowners Face Mounting Fines Due to Code Complainants

Code Enforcement is the division of Columbus government that supports the quality of life in the city by enforcing laws in areas such as housing, zoning, and sanitation. Columbus has rules that govern these matters, and Code Enforcement helps residents walk the line. The city’s website offers details on common problems the enforcement team encounters. […]

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The Eye of the Beholder: 115 Morse Road

Jeff Regensburger Jeff Regensburger The Eye of the Beholder: 115 Morse Road

This should have been written months ago. Maybe years ago. I should have started work on this when I first thought of it. I should have knocked on some doors, asked some questions, did some research and submitted the last word on a house that both charms and vexes. I should have gotten in front […]

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City Attorney Pfeiffer Launches Neighborhood Video Series

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Attorney Pfeiffer Launches Neighborhood Video Series

The best way to get to know your neighborhood is to get out there and explore it in person. Or, as Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer likes to put it: “take a mosey”. “Moseying is an expression I’ve used for decades,” said Pfeiffer. “It means getting out into the community, visiting neighborhoods, talking to people […]

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Harsher Penalties Planned for Negligent Property Owners

Walker Evans Walker Evans Harsher Penalties Planned for Negligent Property Owners

Property owners that ignore orders from code enforcement may soon face harsher penalties. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is asking City Council to approve an update to City Code that double the maximum fine from $500 to $1000 and triple the maximum jail time from 60 days to 180 days. Business penalties would also jump from […]

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