As spring nears, I can’t help but think about cleaning up Beech Grove.
One of my priorities this year is to focus on rental properties, especially single- and double-family dwellings. It seems to me that the majority of our problems derive around people who don’t necessarily call Beech Grove home and live here for a short time.
I have begun to rewrite our rental code ordinance to better suit what we are doing now and the type of enforcement that I would like to see happen.
The revised ordinance will hold rental property owners (especially those out of state) accountable for the maintenance of their property.
The residential property values in Beech Grove have increased by 10.5 percent over the past year, and I would like to see that trend continue.
Dennis B. Buckley
Mayor of Beech Grove