Friday, October 28, 2011

Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) update

Neighborhood code enforcement is not part of the Sherwood Oaks Neighbors mission. But, if anyone is interested in learning more about code enforcement, the city is offering a free workshop on it. HAND offers lots of educational opportunities throughout the year. We'll pass those along via our e-mail list and the blog.

The HAND Update
An updated listing of information for Bloomington residents

HAND has developed a workshop to gain a better understanding how code enforcement works in our neighborhoods. You will have the opportunity to interact with HAND staff regarding issues and questions you have about how it works.

Understanding how code enforcement works in our Bloomington neighborhoods!

When you see a yard with overgrown weeds, tires in the yard, trash strewn all over - an eyesore in your neighborhood - what can you do? Who are you going to call?

The City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Department! HAND enforces ordinances related to upkeep of property. You just need to contact HAND and they can have a Code Enforcement Officer come to check on the situation.

The Neighborhood Leadership Series is giving residents an opportunity to meet with the Code Enforcement Officers. The City will host a session on “Neighborhood Code Enforcement” on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The evening will feature interactive presentations on how Code Enforcement came to be in Bloomington, rental inspections and reporting concerns, unsafe structures, and Title VI of the Bloomington Municipal Code, which addresses weeds and trash. Staff from Community Justice and Mediation Center also will be on hand to talk about their services.

The session is free and open to the public. For further information contact Vickie Provine at 349-3505 or

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