Kannapolis to educate citizens about codes

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

KANNAPOLIS ó The city of Kannapolis plans to educate residents, merchants and property owners about the regulations for property appearance in the city.
The city will take a staged approach, targeting individual corridors and neighborhoods for the education campaign. Beginning this week, code enforcement officials will begin working on the Cannon Boulevard corridor and the Carver area.
Once the campaign ends in those areas in early February, the city will begin a more aggressive approach to enforcing the code. The program will continue into other areas of the city as the year goes on.
For Cannon Boulevard, the outreach will include letters to property owners, visits from code enforcement officials to business owners and public information sessions.
The Carver area was chosen as the first residential neighborhood for the program because of the redevelopment efforts underway.
The city will hold information sessions for residents with information about common code violations such as junk vehicles, overgrown vegetation and unsafe residential structures.
– Jan. 15, Cannon Boulevard merchants and property owners, 6-8 p.m. Train Station 201 S. Main St.
– Jan. 16, Carver Community residents and property owners, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Train Station.
For information, contact Planning Director Ben Warren at bwarren@cmrplanning.com or (704) 933-5990.