Code compliance has long been an issue around the city of Wellington.
It’s an issue the local city council has discussed on several occasions, trying to figure out how to clean up the town and motivate others to do their part in the process.
With attorneys Mike Brown and Kerwin Spencer on hand to provide some insights, the council again discussed code compliance violators and the consequences — or lack thereof — for offenders at a Monday work session.
The discussion revolved around the concern that current consequences are not severe enough to motivate people to clean up their rubbish, as Spencer called it.
Spencer said the term rubbish was key because calling something trash is more subjective, noting the old adage ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’
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