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.
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