Officials pushing to bring areas into compliance;
West Rapid City neighborhood to be reviewed in April
RAPID CITY--Beginning this month, the City's Code Enforcement Division will conduct inspections and enforcement in Rapid City neighborhoods for violations of city codes.
Letters will be sent to more than 950 residences in the Canyon Lake and Jackson Boulevard areas, notifying homeowners and renters City Code Enforcement will initiate inspections and enforcement in the area beginning April 24. Residents will receive the notification letter even if their property has no code issues. Code Enforcement has received several complaints in the area concerning tall weeds and grass, household debris in yards, and junk or inoperable vehicles on private property.
"The City will be working to inspect neighborhoods for compliance of important city codes," said Matt Owczarek, City Code Enforcement Supervisor. "The purpose is to bring our neighborhoods into compliance and up to code and the result will be to beautify our neighborhoods and rid areas of tall grass, weeds, junk vehicles and other issues. "
City officials indicate the City's annual Clean-Up Week is April 17-22 and is a great opportunity for City residents to spruce up yards and clean up debris around homes and neighborhoods. During this week there will be free disposal of household trash and recyclables at the Rapid City Landfill for small load customers. The Landfill, located at 5555 Highway 79, is open from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. There is a charge for tires and the facility does not accept freon-bearing items such as refrigerators.
Owczarek indicates other City neighborhoods will be inspected during the spring and summer months. When inspections result in violations, residents will be notified by mail of the violation and providing them with details including a deadline to bring the violation into code compliance. After the deadline, the City will clean up the area or remove the debris with costs assessed to the homeowner.
The letters cite City ordinances and details regarding grass and weeds, nuisances, junk vehicles and parking on grass and dirt.
For more information, contact Code Enforcement at 355-3465.
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