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Heat on Code Violators Becoming Hotter

(La Porte, IN) - A city official will be on foot looking for code violations he can order fixed in a somewhat blighted neighborhood in La Porte.


Code Enforcement Director Jeff Batchelor will be walking Kingsporte Avenue and Kingsporte Lane on Wednesday.  Batchelor said walking problem areas of the city is something he’s starting to do more often to enhance what’s already been an aggressive approach to fixing up buildings and improving the appearance of the city.


Mayor Tom Dermody compared some of the homes in that area to a recently condemned and vacated apartment building on Maple Avenue.  “People should not be living in those type of conditions,” he said.


Batchelor said he has more time to walk neighborhoods looking for code violations since code enforcement added one more employee at the beginning of the year.

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