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Creation of Hearing Authority underway to combat blight and squalor

Initiative focused on accountability, compliance from negligent property owners Frankfort, IN – Following the Board of Public Works’ establishment of a new Hearing Authority today, negligent property owners will receive orders to comply from the City’s Building Inspector to remedy their unsafe buildings within a specific timeframe or be compelled to appear before the new […]

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors warning: watch out for fraudulent companies

With warmer weather here, Building Inspector Sam Payne and Street Superintendent George Belmore encourage Frankfort residents to watch out for fraudulent companies trying to make money off of unsuspecting homeowners. Often, this time of year brings out less-than-honest individuals claiming to be contractors who may tell older homeowners they need a new roof or other […]

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Police, Building Inspector offer tips to prevent vacant property crime

Frankfort, IN – With winter weather in full force, Frankfort Police and the City’s Building Inspector encourage community members to be aware of and report any suspicious activity near vacant properties in their neighborhoods. According to Police Chief Troy Bacon and Building Inspector Sam Payne, the upkeep and – where needed – the demolition of […]

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Building Services team offers safety, maintenance tips

Frankfort, IN – With colder temperatures coming in a few months, the City’s Building Services Department staff are offering safety and maintenance tips for Frankfort residents’ homes and properties. According to Building Inspector Sam Payne, September is the perfect time to help check various systems around the inside and exterior of homes. “By using the […]

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Sign up for Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program

Designed to assist Frankfort’s senior citizens and those physically challenged with their yards and exterior home maintenance tasks, the City’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program needs volunteers. By calling 654-5278 to sign up for a few hours, residents can help make a huge difference for their neighbors as well as their community as a whole. Mowing […]

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Take advantage of Frankfort’s 50/50 sidewalk program

Residents wanting to keep their property in good condition should consider taking advantage of the City’s Sidewalk Replacement Program. The service is designed to split the cost of replacing sidewalks between the City and homeowners. Only five residents have taken advantage of the Program this year, but it’s very simple to participate. Sidewalk Replacement Program […]

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Frankfort’s increased assessed valuation means lower tax rate, stronger economic health

Building Services Department’s permit work, Industrial Park annexation key factors Frankfort, IN – Through dedicated economic development efforts, including an increase in building permits processed and the annexation of the Industrial Park, the City of Frankfort’s tax rate decreased from 2.04% in 2012 to 1.42% this year, meaning individual Frankfort taxpayers have less money coming […]

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A yard in need of TLC? Send photo!

Know of a yard in your neighborhood or on your block that is in need of some serious TLC? Take a photo of it and email it to contest@warrenlandscape.com by Thursday at 5:00 p.m. The winner of the yard in need of loving care will receive $2,000 worth of professional landscaping services from Warren Lawn […]

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News briefs

RECYCLING TOP 10 Below are Top 10 reasons recycling is a simple, easy and very important activity for the benefit of everyone in Frankfort: 1. Recycle cardboard, plastic, paper, aluminum, metal, and glass. 2. Dumping trash costs the City money (more than $100,000 last year in dump fees). 3. Nearly 90 percent of household trash […]

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Police, Building Inspector host community meeting March 23

Discussion of neighborhood beautification, revitalization launches 2013 community meetings Frankfort, IN – Teaming up to discuss neighborhood beautification and revitalization with community members, Police Chief Troy Bacon and Building Inspector Sam Payne will host a community meeting on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1100 West Green Street. According […]

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