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College Park celebrates code enforcement week

By Mehgaan Jones

mjones@news-daily.com

The City of College Park's Buildings and Inspections Department is hosting its Third Annual Code Enforcement Week, to bring awareness to the community about the duties of code enforcement officers.

"There will be a code enforcement display, and a raffle drawing at city hall," said Julie Broadus, College Park senior code enforcement officer.

The display will run through this Friday, at College Park City Hall, located at 3667 Main St. The drawing will take place daily, at around 4 p.m., through Friday, in the lobby of City Hall, Broadus said. The prizes for the raffle will be gift cards from local businesses, she said.

The purpose of Code Enforcement Week is to foster community awareness about the role that code enforcement plays in keeping the community safe, according to Broadus. She added that code enforcement officers will be available to answer any questions residents may have.

"The code enforcement team was formed to enforce property maintenance codes," Broadus explained. The division focuses on the condition of the interior and exterior of residential and commercial properties, business licenses and building codes, said Broadus.

Also in observance of Code Enforcement Week, on Thursday, from noon until 1:30 p.m., the Buildings and Inspections Department will host a "Lunch and Learn" event, in council chambers, at city hall.

The event will include a game of family feud. According to Broadus, the game's questions will be geared toward violations and codes. She added that there will be brochures on hand, containing the answers to the questions that will be asked during the game. "All of the events are free and open to the general public," said Broadus. There will be small prize giveaways, and pizza.

Those who wish to attend the "Lunch and Learn" event, must RSVP to Julie Broadus, at jbroadus@collegeparkga.com. For any questions or concerns, contact Broadus, at (404) 669-3762, ext. 1804.