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    Neighborhood Quality

     

    Neighborhood Quality Administrator (NQA)


    Zach Schwartz 

    725-3124
    nqa@cityofgloversville.com

    If you have questions or concerns, or simply would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the NQA Administrator at 725-3124.  We are here to help.

    Please feel free to contact us about:

    • vacant properties
    • tall grass
    • vehicles
    • junk
    • foreclosure prevention

     

    Neighborhood Quality Administrator (NQA)

    Enforcement of Property Maintenance Code

    The Fire Department is working hard to clean up the City and we hope that City residents and property owners will abide by all codes to make the City a better and safer place to live.  Together we can make a difference.

    If you have questions or concerns, or simply would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the NQA Administrator at 725-3124.  We are here to help!


    The following is a reminder about a few of the codes that will be enforced, the time frame allowed for compliance and what will transpire if there is non-compliance.

    Firefighters are required to enforce the property maintenance codes of the City.  Violation orders will be issued for violations found and if there is non-compliance within the time frame given to remedy a situation then an appearance ticket for court will be issued and abatement conducted by the City.  Additionally, any person notified in writing of a violation shall not be re-notified for a period of one year, but may be automatically ticketed for a repeated offense.

    • It is against City code to have any growth of weeds, grass, or other rank vegetation to a height greater than 9 inches or accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush on the property.  Code allows 5 days for compliance.

    • It is also against City code to have garbage, junk, or debris on the property and City Code allows 5 days for compliance.  The property needs to be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition.

    • According to City Code it is unacceptable to have a junk vehicle on the property.  A junk vehicle is defined as any motor vehicle, automobile, bus, tractor, motorcycle, snowmobile, or any other contraption that was originally intended for travel or tow on the roadway that is unregistered, uninspected and not roadworthy.  Again, the vehicle will be required to be removed within the time frame indicated on the violation order or an appearance ticket for court will be issued and the vehicle will be towed from the property.

    • Neglecting to maintain a building's exterior will also be cited.  Exterior surfaces need to be treated with a  protective coating of paint with no bare wood visible.  Exterior stairs, porches, entrances, and railings need to be maintained in a safe and sound condition.  Roofs that are deteriorated with missing shingles will be in violation.  Buildings also need to be secured with all windows and doors in place or appropriately boarded per City Code.  All the above will be cited, and ordered to remedy.

    • Fences that are deteriorated and falling over need to be maintained in a safe, good and substantial condition.

    • Another code requirement is ground cover.  Premises must be maintained to prevent the erosion of soil.

    • Furthermore, clotheslines will not be allowed on front porches or in front yards.  Again, the situation must be remedied within the time frame allowed on the violation order.

    • For landlords that live outside of Fulton County, it is a requirement by City Code that the owner designates a local agent and the agent is required to be registered with the City Assessor’s Office.

     

    If you have questions or concerns, or simply would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the NQA Administrator at 725-3124.  We are here to help