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Mill City Adopts Dangerous & Derelict Building Code.

posted Oct 12, 2016, 12:26 PM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 12:33 PM ]

New code focuses on building safety and maintenance; takes effect October 27, 2016.

The City of Mill City City Council at its September 27, 2016 meeting finalized the adoption of Ordinance No. 390 which modifies Title 15 – Buildings and Construction of the Mill City Municipal Code.  Ordinance No. 390 Section 15.08 addresses dangerous buildings and structures and Section 15.10 addresses derelict buildings and structures including maintenance standards. 

Ordinance No. 390 sets forth an outline of conditions and defects constituting violation of the dangerous building code as well as administrative enforcement actions allowing the City to require that the structure be brought into compliance within a set time frame.  The Ordinance also establishes an enforcement program to address derelict, abandoned and vacant buildings or structures within Mill City.  The intent is to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the community through required maintenance of improperly maintained structures.

The dangerous and derelict building code applies to all structures within the City, business and residential alike.  Enforcement of the code will begin effective October 27, 2016.  We are hopeful that we can work with property owners to have voluntary compliance in our endeavor to make Mill City a healthy and safe place to live and work.  City of Mill City staff and Council encourage property owners to contact City Hall with questions or concerns regarding this new code.  The full Ordinance 390 – Dangerous and Derelict Buildings can be found on our Documents page.

Questions or comments about this code can be directed to City Recorder Stacie Cook at 503-897-2302 or scook@ci.mill-city.or.us.

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