Appeals board must still be created for Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code

Appeals board must still be created for Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code was set to go into effect Tuesday, but Mayor Harold Perrin said an appeals board must still be created before that can happen.

Though the code could have gone into effect Jan. 15, Perrin set an amnesty period to educate residents on the code until March 15.

Perrin said three people have agreed to sit on the board but he has not yet been able to submit their resumes to the city council.

Two people also agreed to serve as alternates if needed.

The council meets again on April 5. That's when the council will vote on the board appointment.

"Then the property maintenance code will work from around April 6 up until Election Day on May 10 and we'll see how it goes," Perrin said.

Perrin said until April 6, they plan to educate residents on the code.

"I think they're going to see it's not as major of an issue as they think it is," Perrin said. "We're putting a video together and even a pamphlet that has checkpoints of how it's going to actually operate. Then we'll be setting up some city meetings, some town hall meetings."

The council voted 6-6 on the property maintenance code ordinance in December 2015.

Perrin cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the code.

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