powered help
header-left header-center header-right
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 171038    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 10/17/2017 In control: ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to city-owned residential and commercial properties.
Sponsors: ALD. RAINEY
Attachments: 1. DCD Real Estate Memo, 2. Hearing Notice List 10-31-17, 3. Hearing Notice List 11-21-17
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
11/21/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Individuals appearing: Martha Brown, Dept. of City Development Amy Turim, Dept. of City Development Thomas Mishefske, Dept. of Neighborhood Services Laura Daniels, Dept. of Public Works David Sivyer, Dept. of Public Works
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/15/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Individual appearing: Amy Turim, Department of City Development Responding to Ms. Turim's request, Ald. Bohl concurred that a communication file be introduced to further discuss the matter, inclusive of both City-owned and privately owned vacant properties, with input from DCD, DNS, MPD, and DPW.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/27/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/20171 ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/20171 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/20170 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
171038
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. RAINEY
Title
Substitute resolution relating to city-owned residential and commercial properties.

Analysis
This resolution requires the Department of City Development to inspect city-owned residential properties quarterly rather than annually. It also requires that flyers or similar communications be distributed to neighboring properties at the time of inspection asking neighbors to contact the department to report inadequate maintenance, property damage noticed, or activities on the property posing the risk of damage.

Body
Whereas, The Department of City Developmentā€™s policy of annually inspecting city-owned residential properties is too infrequent to sufficiently protect these properties from vandalism, theft of essential components like plumbing fixtures, piping and siding, and abuse by parties commandeering properties for criminal activities; and

Whereas, Vandalism, theft of essential property components and abuse through the conduct of criminal activities substantially damage city-owned properties, causing a significant decline in value, and contribute to neighborhood blight; and

Whereas, Increasing the frequency of inspections of city-owned residential properties will enable the city to discover and repair damage earlier to limit property deterioration, declines in property value and the potential for neighborhood blighting; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Department of City Development shall inspect each city-owned residential property at least once every 3 months; and, be it

Further Resolved, The Department of City Development shall, in conjunction with its inspections, distribute flyers, cards or similar communications to neighboring properties identifying inspected properties as city-owned and providing department contact information, and requesting the Department of City Development be contacted concerning inadequate ...

Click here for full text