Norwalk city council votes to add nearly $500 fee for appealing code enforcement

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The Norwalk City Council voted on Oct. 15 to add about a $500 fee to appeal a determination from the city that their home is considered "substandard," the Norwalk Patriot reported.

Previously, property owners did not have to pay a fee and had five days to appeal. Now, the deadline has been extended to 10 days.

The council voted 4-1 for an approval vote with Leonard Shryock voting against the amendment. "This could potentially could blow out somebody who doesn’t have a lot of money,” Shryock said. “I’m okay with the extending of the five to ten days; that should be in place anyway. I don’t really like it in terms of the timing."

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