The City of Cape Girardeau held a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 28, at the Osage Centre to solicit input on several proposed nuisance ordinance changes. Online surveys will be collected through the end of August.
Nuisances are defined at length on the website at cityofcape.org/law. In summary, nuisances are any object or action that is obnoxious, unhealthy, dangerous or offensive to the public. Examples can include noise issues, litter, junk, weeds, animals, graffiti, and related items.
In response to public demand for nuisance control, a committee of City employees recently reviewed the City’s nuisance issues and related ordinances. Committee recommendations are summarized in the survey and available in full text in a previously published City Council agenda packet from June 17, 2013. The Council report also included categorized nuisance counts since 2006 and the committee’s memo to the City Manager from May 2013.