Examples of code violations that the village would publish would include property maintenance for homes and fire safety for businesses, D’Amico said.
The board approved the new policy with the caveat added by Trustee Sue Jones that it be consistent to treat everyone the same. “This policy should be crystal clear and transparent,” Jones said.
This decision was spurred in part by the village’s desire to deal with the yard at 62 W. Elizabeth St. The village has received multiple complaints that the owner of the house does not mow their lawn. Village code states that residents should cut their lawn at least two times a month, D’Amico said.
The board moved to set a public hearing for its June 4 meeting to deal with the issue. The preferred solution is always to get the owner to comply with code and fix the problem themselves. But if they do not cooperate, the village can take them to court or do the work themselves and charge the owner, D’Amicao said.
—The annual drinking water quality report for 2012 is available on the village website. The village used to have to directly mail the report to its residents, but now can save the money and paper, by just notifying them that is available online Lotkowictz said.
Joe Genco is the editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at email@example.com.