(Atlantic) Wednesday night, The Atlantic City Council passed the first of three reading of a Minimum Maintenance Code for the city of Atlantic.
“The Community Development Committee was asked to look into ways that we could stop some decline of properties in neighborhoods, something less than going through detailed building codes,” said Shawn Shouse, who is on the committee that authored the ordinance. “This is some way just to stop things from getting out of hand on properties where they would become deteriorated; having a porch falling off, trash and junk around the property, things like that, that tend to generate lots of complaints from neighbors.”
The ordinance states that it is unlawful for any property to remain in such condition of deterioration or disrepair that causes visual blight, or is detrimental to nearby properties or poses, a threat to safety, health and welfare to others.
The first of three readings passed 6-1. Kern Miller cast the only no vote.