Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rental permit fees in Oswego raised...Is This Our Future ? | WRVO Public Media

       Oswego's Common Council has approved Mayor Billy Barlow's plan for a five fold increase in rental permit fees, raising the cost from $30 to $150 for a three year permit.
        Tell your tenants their rent just went up five bucks a month.
         Mayor Barlow has been on the leading edge at trying to use city code enforcement to crack down on blighted and unsafe rental properties.
         Watertown is considering similar action and it's hard to imagine we wouldn't have to face a similar fee structure. That's an extra fee for a service that should be part of the panoply of things government just does.
          Again,  thanks to Newzjunky for posting news on what's happening in Oswego as it is relevant to us given the similarities in the age and condition of our cities.
Rental permit fees in Oswego raised | WRVO Public Media

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

so rental inspections should be a burden for all taxpayers, not the landlord who profits? Oswego's Mayor in his first year is doing what you and other mayors should have done for years. Hitting the slum lords by actually enforcing code violations in days not in years of delays, charging them a realistic yet small fee for inspections, ($50 per year, $4.17 a month) and cutting the fire department overtime and overstaffing.

Anonymous said...

12:24, try not to be an idiot. Tenants pay those fees with their rent.
Maybe you would like to be charged every time you drive through a seat belt check point or a DWI checkpoint? Its the exact same concept at play.

Anonymous said...

This is Steve Jennings real aim of his whole farce registration proposal. He wants to levy another tax on us but does not have the guts to be up front about it.

Anonymous said...

is he hiding behind a that poor catepillar on his lip?