Watchdog Report: Atlantic City lags in code enforcement long after plan to remedy problem - Atlantic City | Pleasantville | Brigantine - pressofAtlanticCity.com Mobile

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Watchdog Report: Atlantic City lags in code enforcement long after plan to remedy problem

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Danny Drake

Codes Enforcement acting chief field representative property improvement, Rick Russo, of the English Creek section of Egg Harbor Township, does a walk around inspection of 109 South Lincoln Place, in Atlantic City. The building has been slated for demolition for four years. Frustrated by what state officials characterize as Atlantic City's unwillingness to enforce building codes in the Tourism District, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is giving the city $130,000 to hire enforcement officers assigned solely to the state-run district. Now, however, CRDA officials point to code enforcement issues such as crumbling siding, trash and rusted signs as a major obstacle to moving the district forward. Tuesday, March, 5, 2013( Press of Atlantic City/ Danny Drake)

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More than four months ago, officials decided the city’s efforts at code enforcement in the Tourism District were so dismal that CRDA money should be used to supplement the Department of Licensing and Inspection’s manpower.

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Danny Drake

Codes Enforcement acting chief field representative property improvement, Rick Russo, of the English Creek section of Egg Harbor Township, does a walk around inspection of 109 South Lincoln Place, in Atlantic City. The building has been slated for demolition for four years. Frustrated by what state officials characterize as Atlantic City's unwillingness to enforce building codes in the Tourism District, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is giving the city $130,000 to hire enforcement officers assigned solely to the state-run district. Now, however, CRDA officials point to code enforcement issues such as crumbling siding, trash and rusted signs as a major obstacle to moving the district forward. Tuesday, March, 5, 2013( Press of Atlantic City/ Danny Drake)