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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax Council passes two ordinance updates


January 7, 2021

COLFAX — The City Council met Monday night and passed two ordinances, one a nuisance code update and the other regarding home businesses.

For the nuisance code – which deals with derelict properties — the process for enforcement will now bypass the Board of Adjustment and go to the courts, in the event of an appeal of what is a civil infraction.

A written ticket would be a late-stage option in a process that includes site visits, warnings and allowing time for compliance.

“The last resort is a citation,” Mayor Jim Retzer said.

Moving the process to the courts from the quasi-judici...

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