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  1. 2

    Jacki Bailey Riley

    Jeffery Shelley, your thoughts?

  2. 3

    Steve Turner

    Interior of private property? If so, That’s going too far.

  3. 5

    Tommy Dodson

    Interior? Really ? Ok that should be interesting

  4. 6

    Randy Hydrick

    Help what does this mean?

  5. 7

    Donna Santos Griffith

    Will the citizens get to vote on these proposed laws?

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    Sue Walker

    I purposely don’t live in a subdivision because I don’t want to put up with this kind of nonsense. As usual, give someone a little bit of power and immediately they are too big for their britches and think they have the right to tell everyone else how to live their lives. Trussville was a wonderful place to grow up in the 60’s . . but we didn’t feel like we had to keep up with any other place . . . people focused on being a good neighbor rather than telling their neighbor how to live. In short, we minded our own business and didn’t infringe on anyone else’s rights . . . city officials need to do the same.

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    Magen Nelson

    Hmmm…. what gives them grounds to inspect the interior of a home? What is considered “condemned?” What is considered worthy of “demolition?”

    I find it ironic that the city votes to disallow that poor family to demolish and build on that property in the Cahaba District back at the beginning of the year (the house was infested with termites and beyond saving, if memory serves), because they were fearful the family would not build a home worthy of the Cahaba district in place of the older home… and now they’re wanting to right to mow over any home THEY deem unsuitable for living? Seems a bit ironic…. and legalistic…

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    Scott Roberts

    I’m Ok with it. Take some pride in your property and community.

  9. 11

    Zack Steele

    If I may, I’d like to clarify. This was brought about due to a home that has been destroyed due to a fire, and a year later still sits as an eyesore and nuisance to people who live adjacent to the property. Unfortunately the city has no new ordinances on the books to help our citizens with these problems, as well as making sure a property is kept up. (I personally feel like grass should be kept below a foot in height.)

    In response to the home demolished in the Cahaba district, no one voted to disallow this family to demolish the home. In fact, a demolition permit was GIVEN to the family by Building and Inspection. Based on public outcry, the mayor and Council declared a 90 day moratorium on demolition in the Cahaba Project area in order to come up with a feasible policy. The family is currently building a beautiful new home on Meadow Lane. I would be happy to talk about this further if you’d like. Thanks…

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    Carla Ellis Mac McGann

    out of curiosity, are the owners of the fire damaged house having issues with their insurance claim and/or actually finding a contractor that can/will do the work for what the insurance will cover or just not dealing with the damaged property? Last time I had a damaged property insurance claim, it took a threat of a lawsuit for the insurance settlement to be reasonable and six months of discussion. I would not want the city applying pressure to deal with a damaged property while I am trying to get a insurance company to honor the insurance policy.

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    Zack Steele

    Carla Ellis Mac McGann I don’t know specifics on the homeowners’ insurance, but it has been over a year since the structure burned

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    Judy Ping

    I may be wrong., but…. my son bought a foreclosed house a couple of years back where inside personal property had to have sprinklers in the garage. Maybe that’s it?

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