North Platte citizens push city officials to enforce housing laws

Jace Barraclough People in the community are asking for city officials to enforce the North Platte Housing Code Standards.

The most recent housing study for North Platte indicated the need for increased enforcement of the housing code for the overall quality of life.

Attorney Jim Paloucek of Paloucek, Herman, and Wurl Law Offices sent a letter to Mayor Dwight Livingston regarding the enforcement of the housing law.

Paloucek along with other concerned residents met with Mayor Livingston last spring to discuss the issue.

The most recent housing study for North Platte indicated the need for increased enforcement of the housing code for the overall quality of life.

CEO of Great Plains Health Mel McNea says his employees help take care of people residing in poor living conditions.

"Some of the patients in some of the homes our caregivers went to, one example is a mobile home which had a huge hole in the middle of the trailer or mobile home," said McNea.

"It was open to the cold and the environment around the trailer. It was also presented a physical danger to those individuals who were occupying that trailer that we were taking care of."

Paloucek requested any documentation pertaining to the enforcement of the housing standard by using the Freedom of Information Act.