Posted on August 23, 2016 at 10:06 AM by Penny Johnston
I am so pleased by the many positive comments I am receiving on the appearance of the City of Palmetto. Many of the changes are more obvious, but a lot of the changes have to do with the cooperation of our residents and business owners taking pride in the city and adhering to our codes. The most obvious changes are at the gateway, but our Code Enforcement monitors the appearance of the City on a daily basis by enforcing the city codes. Some of the more common violations are overgrowth, open storage and abandoned vehicles. Please do your part to keep all areas of the city beautiful.
Also, please remember to keep your sidewalks clear for better handicap accessibility. As a resident or property/business owner, you are responsible for keeping sidewalks adjacent to your property clear of any obstructions or debris. The sidewalks are in place for the safety of the public. Let's all do our part keeping them clean and usable.
Posted on July 11, 2016 at 9:24 AM by Penny Johnston
One of the things I have observed as I drive around the City is the condition of mailboxes. The U.S. Postal Service recommends an annual mailbox checkup to avoid damage to your mail or difficulty identifying your address. They suggest the following: Tighten loose hinges on the door; take care of rusty or loose parts; replace missing or faded house numbers, and keep the path to your mailbox clear.
Just a reminder about house numbers: The North River Fire District and other emergency responding agencies may be required to respond to your home or business for a multitude of emergencies. It is important to have your premises marked with easily identifiable numbers. A delay in locating your home or business could create a life safety hazard. Help us to help you!
For one and two family dwellings, each number must be a minimum of 3” inches in height. For commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings, the building address numbers shall be a minimum of 6” inches in height.
Spend a few minutes to ensure your house or business is properly identified. If they can’t read it….they can’t help you!