The Paris City Council struck down an attempt Monday to adopt an amended version of the International Property Management Code that would regulate the minimum maintenance requirements for existing buildings within city limits.
The proposed codes would have established a minimum maintenance standards for basic equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation and fire safety.
Those in attendance spoke both for and against the adoption during the citizen’s forum. Sybil Colson complained to the council about the short notice of proposed changes. One resident wondered why the city should introduce new codes while the current ones are not being enforced, while another hoped to see the codes strengthened.
During the meeting, the council unanimously approved ordinances for solid waste permits to Trashy Business and Sanitation Solutions. Council members also unanimously approved a final payment of $60,337.75 to B. Bray Construction to close out Contract B1 of the 2013 bond fund projects that allowed water line and sewer replacements at four different locations in West Paris.