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Tuesday March 29th, 2011

Posted at 4:45pm

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After years of complaints from home owners who live in the University of Windsor neighborhood about garbage and junk students leave behind when they move out in April, the city has decide to do something about it.

During the next month The City of Windsor’s Building Department Compliance & Enforcement Unit will be conducting inspections of residential areas around the campus.  A team of Compliance & Enforcement Officers will be monitoring properties in the area for compliance with the City’s Yard Maintenance By-law 3-2006, which stipulates that yards and curbsides must be kept clear of garbage and debris.

“There tends to be a rash of dirty yard situations at the end of the winter semester when visiting students return home for the summer,” said Manager of Compliance & Enforcement Ann Kalinowski. “Taking a proactive approach will allow us to communicate with property owners before the situation progresses too far.”

If they find a property that is in violation of the by-law, a compliance order will be sent by registered mail to the property owner.

If you live in the area and have a complaint about a mess left behind by students, you can call 311.

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