- Community Development
- Good Neighbor Tips
Good Neighbor Tips
The Community Development Department encourages beautiful neighborhoods and we need your help. You can be a good neighbor by observing the following simple suggestions and rules.
Inside the Home
- License your residential rental property.
- Before buying a house or renting any dwelling unit, check with our department as to how many people are allowed to live in the house or unit.
- Use working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Check batteries twice a year when you change the clocks for daylight saving time.
- Maintain heating, plumbing, and electrical systems.
- It is generally not allowed to occupy a basement as sleeping quarters. Requirements for basement rooms such as ceiling height, light, ventilation and exits are strictly enforced. Check with the Community Development Department if you are considering such a use.
- Maintain an acceptable level of sanitation.
- Control rodents.
Outside the Home
- Keep your lawn mowed and trimmed.
- Clean up after your pet regularly.
- Properly store and dispose of garbage and trash.
- Maintain your property, keeping it clean of debris.
- Maintain structures in good repair and paint as needed.
- Park only on approved surfaces, not on your lawn.
- Keep the noise down and be considerate of your neighbors.
- Do not place garage sale signs on trees or utility poles.
- Screen outdoor storage from view.
- Remove dead branches, bushes, or vegetation.
- Do not feed wild animals.
- Trim tree branches and shrubbery so they do not obstruct pedestrian or vehicle traffic or line-of-sight lines.
- Trim tree branches and shrubbery so that they do not overhang your neighbor's property.
- Post a readable address number on your home so that emergency personnel can easily read it from the street.