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Code enforcement calls for new standards in Dougherty County

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Albany Code enforcement officers want Dougherty County Commissioners to adopt tougher property maintenance codes in the unincorporated area of the county.

Chief Code enforcement Officer Robert Carter told commissioners that complaints against junk cars, debris, and sofas on porches are a growing problem in the county. Code enforcement would like the county to adopt the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code, currently used in the city. He says the current code laws are vague.

Chief Code Enforcement Officer Robert Carter said  "There are provisions in there that will give additional codes to help us with dilapidated fences, swimming pool safety, those type of issues that we don't currently have."

Commissioners will discuss the proposed code changes at their March 15th meeting.


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