For those who want to know, the last NEO meeting went off without a hitch. No real changes happening that are not being done already. The tenants will be informed with a check list left behind by the housing inspector. Some items include trash inside the house, missing batteries in smoke detectors, storage of gas in the house, and bedrooms in the basement/attic. Eleven items in all. If the tenant doesn't correct the violation, they may get a citation equal to a $30 ticket that he won't have to pay until he tries to get his drivers license renewed. Mike Ryan made it a point that the landlord understands that rental housing is a business and the city will not become a mediator or eviction processor. The landlord needs to run his business and he is ultimately responsible for all that goes on at their properties. Now for all nuisance trash and vehicles you must call public works and the police department for a response. All in all, this was a lot simpler when the old NEO was running it. "One call got it all" What a mess!
Funny to see exactly who of the aldermen showed. Frink for the first and last meeting, Meyer for the second meeting, and Howard and Ambrose for approx 10 minutes of the first one and thats it .I suspect this will become a hot topic at election time.