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Property code issues highlight Cambridge City Council meeting

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City recently purchased vacant properties on North 7th, Stewart Avenue

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- A light agenda facing Cambridge City Council, as a number of Property Code related items came up for discussion.

Property Code Enforcement Officer, Kim Conrath addressed council Monday evening, updating them on her department's activities. She reported that the CDC recently purchased three vacant properties in the area of North 7th and Stewart Ave. Plans are underway on how the area will be developed, but may include a green space. Conrath reports that crews have been very busy mowing and trimming high weeds. Thus far this summer crews have completed 192 mowing projects, compared to 346 projects all of last season. A reminder to all city residents that per city ordinance, no residents are allowed to keep livestock of any kind within the city limits. This includes goats, chickens, horses, cows and extends to exotic animals as well. In addition, Conrath says that city ordinance bans residency in motor homes, campers and RV's within city limits.

Council's one agenda item, that authorizing the administration to advertise for bids for the sale of a pair of city properties was given the first of three possible public readings. The properties are located on North Ave, and North 5th Street. The latter was forfeit to the city as the result of drug related arrests. Following the meeting, Conrath told AVC News that city officials have for some time, been working to correct abandoned, neglected and unsafe properties. And,the sale of these two properties, and the other activities her department has undertaken, is all in an effort to bring the properties up to code, make neighborhoods safer, and increase property values.

In a related item, at the request of Councilman Tom Snyder, the Legislative Committee will begin a "top to bottom" review of the city's property codes, in an effort to "see what is working, and what is not."

During his report to council, Mayor Tom Orr thanked the various city departments and the many city employees for their hard work this summer. He noted many accomplishments and tasks city workers have tackled, including preparing the City Park for various sporting activities and Boom-A-Rama, street crews for mowing and other activities and the water dept for responding promptly to water line breaks at all hours of the day and night.

Mayor Orr again, welcomed the number of new businesses which have begun operation in the last few months in the city, and complained, and noted the complaints he has received following the recent move by Time Warner Cable in removing TV2 from the general lineup. Customers without the proper digital equipment must obtain a digital adapter from TWC to receive TV 2. However, TV 2 programs may be seen on digital TV channel 96.1 or by going to our website: .yourradioplace.com

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