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Bessemer council approves blight officer qualifications


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BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer City Council voted Monday evening to approve qualifications for the position of code enforcement officer.

The role is sometimes referred to, colloquially, as a blight officer.

The vote included two contingencies requested by Councilman Adam Zak: 1. Allow, but do not require, the officer to use his or her laptop on the job, and 2. Reduce the expected weekly hours from 20 to 15, with the added freedom to adjust hours to suit the officer’s schedule.

The code officer’s calendar year runs from March 1 to Oct. 31.


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