Building Enforcement Agency Highlights June Meeting

The City of Parkersburg's Building Enforcement Agency (BEA) held its monthly meeting on July 1, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. 

The BEA seeks to address neglected, vacant and abandoned properties which are critical to the long-term health and economic stability of residents, small businesses, and the community. High rates of vacant or abandoned properties in a neighborhood likely exacerbates public health disparities, contributes to poor health outcomes, and leads to higher rates of crime. The BEA reviewed twenty-six properties during its June meeting. 

In its ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of the community, the BEA took several significant actions during this meeting: 

  1. Demolition and Lien Motions: The BEA approved motions for the demolition and lien placement on Three properties that were found to be unsafe and unsanitary. These measures are crucial for maintaining public safety and improving the quality of life for each neighborhood in Parkersburg. 
  2. Property Returns
  • August: Nineteen properties are scheduled to return for review and possible action. 
  • September: Six properties are slated for review. 
  • October: Zero property will be reconsidered. 

The next BEA meeting is scheduled for August 5, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. The City of Parkersburg remains committed to enforcing property maintenance codes and ensuring the health and safety of its residents. 

"The safety and well-being of our residents are our top priorities," said Mayor Joyce. "The actions taken by the BEA reflect our commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all Parkersburg citizens. We will continue to address issues of unsafe and unsanitary buildings promptly and effectively." 

For more information, please contact the City Code Enforcement Division at (304) 424-8415.