City of Canton annual property inspections are scheduled for Wednesday, June 15. Please note: We will not be issuing any citations on June 15; that’s not what this is about. The goal, as always, is voluntary compliance. That’s why we’re giving you this heads up and reviewing the process with you.
Here are three to know…
1) Mayor Nick Prestby and Councilman Josh Nordsving, accompanied by a sheriff’s deputy, will be reviewing all residential and commercial properties on June 15 – noting and photographing obvious public nuisance ordinance violations. Examples include: debris piles, scrap metal, old tires, overgrown grass or weeds, inoperable or unlicensed vehicles, excessive vehicles, broken windows, and severe building deterioration. Owner’s consent is required to enter private property.
2) Letters will be mailed to property owners (not tenants) found to be in violation of City of Canton public nuisance ordinances. The letter will address the violation(s); include specific ordinance language; and provide a timeline for voluntary corrective action. Photos, taken on June 15, will also be included as documentation of the violations.
3) Failure to voluntarily comply – within the provided timeline, or to contact city hall to request additional time – will result in the matter being addressed by the city council and possible law enforcement action.
Now’s the time to brush up on Canton’s public nuisance ordinances relating to property and buildings. You’ll find them in Chapter 92 of the Code of Ordinances. Now’s also the time to reach out if you have specific questions about your property or have a special circumstance you want us to know about. Please do your part to help continue the cleanup of Canton.