2023 has been a busy year for Code Enforcement as we move into our second phase of mandated inspections of all multi-dwelling units. New York State requires municipalities to inspect all properties that have three or more apartments every three (3) years. If you have received a letter for an updated Certificate of Occupancy, please submit the application and we will schedule an appointment when all parties and tenants are available. By Law, I am required to inspect each unit and all common areas for code compliance.This year, we have submitted a record twenty-seven (27) housing court cases with the Town of Cheektowaga. Complaints are referred to the Town for criminal prosecution only after repeated Letters of Violation have been mailed to the property owner. Court referrals are the last resort of a Code Enforcement Officer after non-compliance by the owner(s). If you have received a Notice of Violation, please do not ignore but contact my office to discuss the matter and develop a plan for remediation. Thanksgiving may be only a month away but live turkeys are not allowed in the Village of Sloan. Our Code does not permit any type of poultry, pigeons or farm animals to be kept due to the noise and rodent attraction. For any code compliance issues in your neighborhood, please file a written notice with the Clerk’s office in Village Hall. They will refer to me for an investigation. Likewise, if you are completing any work or have a contractor completing work on your property, call Village Hall at (716)897-1560 or stop in to 425 Reiman St. to inquire if a permit is needed.