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Miami discusses junk, cars, and secrets

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 26th, 2012

Miami — Organizers of this year’s Miami Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 15 described it as “bigger and better than ever.” Miami Mayor Rosemary Castaneda said it was financially successful, earning a net profit of $1,800 to be used as a nest egg for next year’s event.

Web surfers may soon be able to have access to information about the Town of Miami with a click of a button. The town council gave their go-ahead for town clerk Karen Norris and code enforcement officer Andrew Chapman to look into creating a website that will give information about the town and a series of links to look at related entities.

“I think it’s time Miami, Ariz. came into the technology era,” said Castaneda.

Although an entry into the computer social networking site, Facebook, was being considered, Norris asked that it be removed from consideration due to a number of legal complications and liabilities.

Chapman is making his presence as code enforcement officer known in Miami. He told the town council Monday evening that he has been sending letters of non-compliance to people who have unsafe properties and for the most part, they have responded with no further action necessary. He did, however, attend his first court hearing Monday.

Chapman said he is trying to reach all parts of Miami with cleanup action. “I am trying to crack down everywhere at the same time,” he said.

Chapman said junk cars have been his most recent priority and he has been getting a good response. He plans to focus on abandoned buildings next.

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