Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Notice regarding registration for vacant commercial, manufacturing, or industrial structures in the Village

Dear Structure Owner:

As you may, or may not, be aware, on February 24th of this year the East Palestine Village Council passed into legislation Ordinance Number 19-2019 which required a registration deadline of March 25th, 2020 for vacant commercial, manufacturing, or industrial structures as set in Section 1246.04(A) of the Ordinance.

On Monday August 3rd, 2020 Village Council intends to pass a resolution to extend the registration deadline to 4:00pm on September 8th, 2020.  This grace period is given due to the circumstances in existence at that time which have prevented the immediate enforcement of certain deadlines established in that said ordinance.  The fee for registration will be $25.00, which shall cover the registration for 2020.  A further grace period of thirty days shall be extended for registration and fees for 2021, and fees and registration shall be remitted to the Village offices on or before 4:00pm January 29, 2021.

Once the resolution has been passed by the Village Council, you shall receive a second mailing.  This mailing shall have an informative flier and the form required for registering your vacant structure.  This flier will provide you with information about registration and how exemptions may be obtained.  I must share with you that penalties will be imposed if a vacant commercial, manufacturing, or industrial structures in the Village, if structures are not registered within the above time periods.

Sincerely,

Mark R. McTrustry

Municipal Manager