By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Wilkes-Barre returning to sending health and building codes out to address problem properties

Wilkes-Barre returning to sending health and building codes out to address problem properties

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Officials in Wilkes-Barre say the city’s Health and Building Code Departments will return to the city’s streets, for the third year, this spring with the mission of identifying and abating nuisance properties throughout Wilkes-Barre. The Taking It to the Streets initiative began in 2017, will begin this year on Wednesday, March 27th. The (weather dependent) schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 27th South Wilkes-Barre
Tuesday, April 2nd Rolling Mill Hill
Wednesday, April 10th Heights
Wednesday, April 17th East End
Wednesday, April 24th North End
Wednesday, May 1st Miners Mills
Wednesday, May 8th Parsons
Wednesday, May 15th Downtown

Additionally, “Taking it to the Streets” teams will enforce the city’s Quality of Life Ordinance and issue tickets for violations of the ordinance, including:

• Lack of maintenance of properties
• Littering
• Improper storage of trash and rubbish
• Storage of inoperable/non-registered vehicles
• High grass and weeds
• Graffiti
• Accumulation of snow and ice on sidewalks
• Outside placement of indoor furniture
• Animal waste accumulation
• Lack of proper permits

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