CLEARWATER – Clearwater’s planning and development department code compliance division will conduct a neighborhood inspection, or “code sweep” of the East Gateway District during the week of May 19 through 23.
The boundaries of this neighborhood are Drew Street to the north, Court Street to the south, Missouri Avenue to the west, and Highland Avenue to the east.
The inspectors will address compliance with the city’s development code by checking for abandoned vehicles, debris and overgrown lots. Overall property maintenance, the placement of clearly visible addresses, and parking on the grass will also be inspected. Commercial properties will have signage and business tax receipt information examined.
“We are excited about our partnership with the East Gateway neighborhood and the Community Redevelopment Agency,” said Terry Teunis, code compliance manager. “We are working to achieve voluntary code compliance by making sure properties meet the standards contained within our city’s community development code.”
On Saturday, May 24, the city’s solid waste department will provide an extra day of bulk trash pickup in the East Gateway neighborhood. Items for collection should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. Hazardous waste materials such as TVs, chemicals, paint or tires will not be accepted. For information on disposal of hazardous items, call 562-4920.
As inspections are conducted, the city will contact property owners who have violations to work toward voluntary compliance through education, communication and cooperation. Non-responsive property owners may be subject to enforcement actions.
For information on the Community Development Code standards, contact Code Enforcement at 727-562-4720 or visit myclearwater.com.