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Albemarle to meet about Commercial Maintenance Code

The City of Albemarle will conduct a public input and information session at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Ray Allen Community Room at City Hall regarding a proposed Commercial Maintenance Code.  If adopted, the code would establish minimum structural standards and requirements for commercial buildings. Depending on what happens at the meeting, the code could also potentially address aesthetic issues.

The purpose of the meeting, according to the city, “is to educate the public on what such a code is and is not, and to address questions the public may have.”

If some level of standards are adopted, compliance would become a requirement and a Commercial Maintenance Code would also establish procedures for addressing non-compliance. The city plans to work with building owners to develop plans and timelines for improvements if any action is required.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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