Potential changes to come to Paradise Valley’s property maintenance code

Paradise Valley Town Council will field a discussion about potential changes to the town’s code regarding property maintenance and nuisances during its Thursday, Nov. 3 town council meeting.

The discussion of this portion of the town code will happen during the study session of the town council meeting.

Specifically, this discussion will center around the town code, property maintenance code and construction and zoning regulations, according to a town staff presentation.

The proposed change is a specifications of debris in a resident’s front yard being considered a minor nuisance, according to a proposed ordinance. The ordinance also states it’s unlawful for residents to store materials in a front yard for more than 30 days without an active building permit.

Additionally, the proposed changes outline guidelines for construction sites and the need to store construction materials and debris and dispose of it in a timely manner, according to the proposed ordinance.

The ordinance also states it’s illegal to store construction materials in a front yard or any visible off-site location except in the case of an active construction permit. Furthermore, construction debris and equipment needs to be contained on-site and property owners need to keep the job site “free of litter and unsightly materials,” according to the proposed ordinance.

Property managers are also responsible for making sure contractors don’t leave a mess and no construction materials are in the town’s right-of-way or within 10 feet of neighboring properties.

According to a town staff presentation, the town’s Planning Commission recommends the town council approve the changes.

The violations of these guidelines would remain the same as before, the presentation states.

The process for enforcing this code will have a site visit followed by a notice allowing 15 days to correct. Another notice will be sent after a second visit providing the tenant 10 days to correct if issues was not resolved earlier.

After a third and final visit, the town will write a citation and turn the case over to prosecution if issue is not resolved.

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