The idea of developing A Residential Rental Property Remedial Action Program was first discussed by the Board of Aldermen on October 10, 2017 at the Board of Aldermen meeting. Alderman Mike Boone brought the discussion before the Board to consider adopting a similar program as this, which had been recently adopted by the City of Salisbury, since we are such close neighbors. Staff was given instructions to research the program and return with a proposal.
The former Town Manager, Police Chief, and Director of Land Management met with the City of Gastonia Police Department in March of 2018 after learning that the Salisbury Ordinance was modeled from the Gastonia program. Staff developed a Residential Rental Property Remedial Action Program based upon the needs known to Spencer and presented it to the Town Manager.
At the August 14, 2018 Board of Aldermen meeting, the Land Management Director prepared a three-ring binder with all elements of the program and provided them to the Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem, and Aldermen which included an Executive Summary, Proposed Ordinance, Question & Answers Sheet, Letters to the Participants, Action Plan and Certificate of Compliance, Security Checklist, Remedial Action Plan Manual, and Keeping Illegal Activity out of Rental Property (U.S. Department of Justice Program).
At the September 11, 2018 Board of Aldermen meeting, the proposed ordinance program was tabled and will be presented at the October 9, 2018 Board meeting as requested by the Board. This will give staff time to mail letters to Realtors, Landlords, and Property Managers that informational sessions will be held at Town Hall, how to obtain a copy of the ordinance program, and that the Aldermen will her proponents and opponents at the October 9th meeting when its presented by Staff.
Presentation & Informational Sessions will be held at the Spencer Municipal Building Located at 600 S. Salisbury Ave Spencer, NC 28159 on the following dates & times:
* September 25th at 2pm and 6pm * September 27th at 2pm and 6pm
* October 2nd at 2pm and 6pm * October 4th at 2pm and 6pm
PUBLIC INSPECTION - Anyone may stop by the Town Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday and review a copy of the Proposed Ordinance that will be available for public inspection with the Town Clerk. A copy of the proposed ordinance is also available online for your convenience.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Troy D. Powell, Director of the Land Management Department 704-633-2231 Ext 28. LMDDIR@ci.spencer.nc.us