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Walnutport passes landlord ordinance

Published October 14. 2011 05:01PM

The Walnutport Borough Council has been working on a new landlord ordinance for a number of months. At Thursday's meeting a summary was provided by Michael Corriere, Solicitor and the ordinance was unanimously passed.

The ordinance requires landlords to keep their tenant occupied dwelling up to code. They must also register with the borough, obtain a license and notify the borough when tenants move either in or out.

Although each tenant occupied property will be inspected, it will be a general inspection. Only obvious violations, such as a leak or charred outlet will incite a violation to be written. For minor repairs the landlord will have 10 days to rectify the situation. Landlords will be given 30 days for major violations. .

The Personnel Committee interviewed three candidates to fill two part-time police officer positions. The Council voted to hire two of the three candidates.

This year the Canal Festival will be held on October 16, Trick or Treat will be from 6-8 p.m. on October 26 and the Halloween Parade will be held on October 29.

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