Council imposes fees on owners
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to landlordV regarding the rental inVpectionV along with the inVpection Vheet and annual rental regiVtration form in - une and they will be aVked to call borough hall to Vchedule their inVpectionV. A new inVpection will not be required for another two yearV from the date of the firVt inVpection, Vaid Borough Manager Grace Metzinger when contacted after the meeting. , n addition, annual tenant regiVtrationV will be mailed out every - une or - uly and will be due two weekV after it waV received.
, n other buVineVV, repreVentativeV from 3lym- outh TownVhip offered a thank you to the Rockledge 3olice Department for aVViVting them when one of their own, Officer Brad Fox, waV Vhot by a hit- and- run driver laVt September.
“We can’t Vay thank you enough to police Chief Gerald Miller, the officerV of the Rockledge 3olice Department and eVpecially thiV council who Vaw fit to give that aVViVtance to uV and our reVidentV,” Vaid 3lymouth council Chairman Sheldon SimpVon. “We are privileged to call Rockledge friendV. Thank you very much for all you did for uV and may God know we never have to pay you back.”