Thursday, September 3, 2009


Residents Are Invited to Attend One of the Nine Public Meetings in Their Township

The Office of Code Enforcement (OCE) will hold public meetings in each of the nine townships during September and October. KNOW THE CODE! And Get to Know Your Office of Code Enforcement Leadership Team for the City of Indianapolis provides citizens an opportunity to meet OCE’s Leadership Team and learn about its mission, becoming a new city department, and the services that have been consolidated under OCE.

“We have worked diligently over the past seven months to streamline the city’s licensing, permitting, inspection, and abatement functions under the new Office of Code Enforcement,” said OCE Director Rick Powers. “Code enforcement has a significant impact on the safety and welfare of our neighborhoods, and we are building an integral city department to improve vital services by coordinating and focusing resources on those essential functions that keep our city clean, safe, healthy, and vibrant.”

The OCE Leadership Team will be available for a question and answer session following a brief presentation. Residents are encouraged to come out and offer input regarding city services and quality of life issues, including:

* Licensing - business and contractor licenses
* Permitting - building, infrastructure, sign, and special event permits
* Inspections - building, infrastructure, and zoning inspections
* Abatement - public nuisance and zoning violations, such as inoperable vehicles, high weeds and grass, illegal signs, commercial vehicles, and other property-related issues

“This series of public meetings is a vital component to us moving forward as a new city department,” said Powers. “Not only are these forums for citizens to get to know who we are and what we do, but they give us an opportunity to hear what is going on in neighborhoods across Indianapolis and receive citizen feedback on how we can improve services and enforcement efforts to better serve the public.”

Wednesday, September 30

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Township: Center

Office of Code Enforcement

1200 Madison Ave., Ste. 100

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