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Town hires code enforcer


Coulee Dam has a code enforcer.

Mayor Greg Wilder told the council last Wednesday night that Gary Haven has been hired to enforce the town’s civil ordinances, all except for those concerning dogs.

Haven also is the code enforcer for Electric City, and has had a number of successes in getting people to conform to that city’s codes.

Haven will work 25 hours a month for Coulee Dam, receiving $22 an hour. He will work to get people to clean up tall grass and garbage piled around their buildings.

The dog issue won’t come into play, at least for now, Wilder told the council, a sore point with community members who are frustrated with dogs running loose on town streets.

Wilder said that maybe sometime in the future, all four towns could come together on a code enforcer that would include the dog issue. Although ordinances in the towns might differ somewhat, Wilder said they could still be enforced for what they were.

Haven started work for the town Monday.

Grand Coulee recently hired a code enforcer, Jolena Mills, who adds such duties to her work in the city’s parks.

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