MAUMIE, Ohio (WTVG) – Council members voted six to one, and the city of Maumee will advance its new lease rules.
The city has been debating this for almost three months now, and the ordinance laying down new rules for homeowners in Momi has caused quite a stir between the city council and residents.
Some of the rules include a lease register that determines when a building’s chief officer is allowed to enter the property and regulates ceiling heights if someone lives in the basement.
Monday’s final meeting on this issue was no different from previous meetings, in which both council and residents expressed their opinions. Supporters of the new lease rules say they are designed to avoid potential problems.
“Maintaining our housing in good condition is one of the best things we can do,” said council member Margo Puffenberger.
Opponents say that they are not heard.
“I’m disappointed with this administration’s apparent attitude that we can do whatever we want, and you, as a city, will love that,” said Momi resident Dave Poppelmeier.
Before the meeting ended, two people opposed to the new regulation stood up and announced they were running for the council on 24 November.
The only council member who voted against was council member Philipp Leinbach.
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