As of Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Clayton News Daily
JONESBORO Dr. Henry Anderson has been no stranger to county commissioners in recent weeks as he has repeatedly called on them to give additional support to police and to clean up unsightly properties.
He echoed those calls again Tuesday when he told commissioners that he wanted to modify a request he made of them last week concerning transferring code enforcement from the community development department to the county police department.
Anderson said in light of current budget restraints, the commission should make that full transition a long-term goal to be achieved at a later date.
He suggested the commissioners instead give the police department a smaller code enforcement presence in the short-term so each commission district will have someone to enforce county rules regarding the upkeep of properties.
“You should at least designate four additional code enforcement officers that are cross-trained to give enforcement to the businesses and properties that I have previously stated are not in compliance and are in blatant violation of our rules,” Anderson said.
Anderson was the only resident who addressed the commission during its public comment period at this week’s meeting.
Compiled by Curt Yeomans