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Clean up your act; City hires code enforcement officer

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The LaFayette city
council has long dis-
cussed the idea of
bringing a code enforce-
ment officer onto the
city and relieving the police department of the
job of keeping property
owners in line with city
ordinances. The city has
officially placed some

one in that role and he is
making a list of the most
troublesome properties in
LaFayette.
On October 8, 2018
LaFayette Police Chief
George Rampey intro-
duced Mr. Rodney Ar-
wood to the city council
of LaFayette. Arwood
was hired by the city to
work in the role of code
enforcement officer.
After only two weeks
on the job Arwood is
making a list of the most
troublesome properties
in LaFayette and that
list should be forwarded
to LaFayette council at
an upcoming meeting.
During Monday evenings
city council meeting it
was noted the Arwood
has already identified 32
properties that may be in
violation of ordinances in
LaFayette. Some of those
properties are expected
to be presented to council
soon for review of pos-
sible violations.
While Arwood is
cleaning up the image
of LaFayette the city has
also authorized him to
work closely with the city
of Lanett to get an idea
of what he can possibly
do to improve LaFayette
even more.
While the code
enforcement officer has
been approved and insti-
tuted, LaFayette council-
ors also approved another
position that may soon be
on the streets of LaFayette
making improvements.
After citing issues with
the public nuisance of
roaming dogs and goats in
parts of the city, Council-
woman Tammie B. Wil-
liams asked the council
to vote on a part-time dog
catcher for the city.
Members of the council
voted unanimously to
advertise and upcoming
part-time position of a
dog catcher in the city to
handle the problem with
stray animals roaming the
city streets and creating a
threat to residents.