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    Cyburbian SW MI Planner's avatar
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    Keeping track of zoning violations

    How does everyone keep track of their ongoing zoning violations? Do you have a computer program that you use, or just an excel spreadsheet?

    I usually call a business first and then send a letter, and I want to keep track of when I call or send a letter, who I have spoken with, and any further action. I want to make sure to not forget to follow up, or who I might have talked to.

    Thanks

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    Zoning Lord Richmond Jake's avatar
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    We.....errr, "they" use a computerized tracking system that we purchased and went live last year.

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    Just a spreadsheet. The computerized tracking software the town bought a few years ago is too complicated. We are building our own Access database, but won't be operational with that until (hopefully) this summer.

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    Spreadsheet plus

    I use a spreadsheet and also type in reminders in Microsoft Outlook for the reinspects. Sounds simple - but it works!

    What part of SW MI are you in - I am in NE IL not too far away..

    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner
    How does everyone keep track of their ongoing zoning violations? Do you have a computer program that you use, or just an excel spreadsheet?

    I usually call a business first and then send a letter, and I want to keep track of when I call or send a letter, who I have spoken with, and any further action. I want to make sure to not forget to follow up, or who I might have talked to.

    Thanks

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    Cyburbian cch's avatar
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    I've just used Excel, organized it all by address of subject property.

    This doesn't exactly apply but it is intersting... Loves Park, IL started posting their code enforcement status on the city's website, mostly so angry neighbors can see that something is being done about their neighbor's junk yards, and I think to maybe embarass the offenders. Of course, they state that all violations are "alleged". http://www.loves-park.il.us/Forms%5C...CodeEnfLog.pdf

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by cch
    I've just used Excel, organized it all by address of subject property.

    This doesn't exactly apply but it is intersting... Loves Park, IL started posting their code enforcement status on the city's website, mostly so angry neighbors can see that something is being done about their neighbor's junk yards, and I think to maybe embarass the offenders. Of course, they state that all violations are "alleged". http://www.loves-park.il.us/Forms%5C...CodeEnfLog.pdf
    Whoa... that wouldn't fly here. Well, at least we couldn't put the owner name on there, etc. I could see some huge Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection violations. We'd get sued like there's no tomorrow!

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    Cyburbian imaplanner's avatar
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    post it notes?

    We've got a multi-million dollar accounting software program that the whoel City runs on. That's what we use.

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