TISHOMINGO, OK -- Several Tishomingo residents say they are being treated unfairly when it comes to enforcing city codes. They say they want a uniform policy of code enforcement. One business owner says he thinks the way officials approach property owners is unprofessional. So Monday night the council decided to take action.
After hearing from residents who say they had been made to mow their grass when other residents were not, and a business owner who says he was made to clean his property in what he calls "an unfair amount of time", the city council called for an ad hoc committee.
Mayor Lewis Parkhill says the committee, made up of a small group of council members, will review the city code on nuisance properties and then come up with a recommendation for a uniform policy of how to implement the codes.
"We're going to look at the how's of it, that's the council adopted policy, and then we will also look at the personnel who are involved in implementing that policy to see if any other actions are needed," Parkhill said.
Mayor Parkhill says the subcommittee is expected to report back by at least the end of July.