PRESS RELEASEDate Issued: December 4, 2012
On December 3, the Westmont Village Board postponed enforcement of the Village’s Multi-Unit Licensing Ordinance. The program was started in 2010 and was enacted to improve and maintain the quality of life in multi-family residential housing by employing tools that help ensure buildings are kept up to code. The Multi-Family Licensing Ordinance has been an important code enforcement resource as more than 50% of Westmont’s population lives in multi-unit residential dwellings. This figure is well above the State average and dramatically above the County’s average of 28.2%.
“The postponement was a decision that was made by the Village Board in light of the recent result of the Home Rule Referendum,” says Village Manager Ron Searl. “The Village is seeking additional information and a legal opinion from an independent attorney who specializes in Home Rule topics.” It is expected that the Village Board will receive this independent legal opinion and then act on this item in the near future.
For more information regarding the Multi-Unit Housing Ordinance and Code Enforcement, please contact Westmont Community Development Department Director Shannon Malik at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-981-6264.
Contact: Larry McIntyre, Village of Westmont Media Relations630-417-0280, email@example.com