Proposed Fernley ordinance to be discussed tonight

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Updated: 1/13 4:55 pm
FERNLEY, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -- Fernley residents are concerned about a possible new city ordinance.

The "Nuisance Ordinance" would let code enforcement officials write citations for violations, and some viewers were concerned that the ordinance would give those city employees the power to come onto their property without permission.

City Manager Chris Good says that is not the case. "The ordinance acknowledges that the property owner has a right to say 'No, you can't enter my property'. If that happens, the city official could ask a judge to issue a warrant like a peace officer would, but judges don't do that easily or quickly."

The Nuisance Ordinance will be up for discussion at a working group on Monday. If you would like to weigh-in, it will take place at Fernley City Hall at 5 p.m.
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oldguyincc - 1/14/2014 12:40 PM
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Wilson: it sounds like you've done some research. In answer to your question, I think it was the same brain surgeon who does the brain removal to qualify all politicians to hold public office. The city of Fernley is growing up. Kramer: what in the world are you talking about? Code stalking? Code walking? Not running? Ordnance meets ordinance? Non sequitor all the way.

Kramer - 1/14/2014 2:34 AM
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code stalkers/code talkers. what part of "not running" don't U get? junkit

Kramer - 1/14/2014 2:32 AM
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Fernley 2 Night was one of my favorite shows, with Louise Lassiter, Freed whatsisname, Howard Hesseman, the hole gang.

Kramer - 1/14/2014 2:30 AM
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Wilson, U mean ordnance meets ordinance, don't U?

Kramer - 1/14/2014 2:29 AM
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police won't "not come on your property if no emergency". Get real- they have no respect 4 U 518

Kramer - 1/14/2014 2:28 AM
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Yo, Wilson: pare it down, or at least try 2 get one "over the net" haha

wilson - 1/13/2014 8:46 PM
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Sounds to me like another attempt to exercise power over the people. Citing for a nuisance violation is not the problem here. You have the right to refuse access to your property or dwelling at any time if there is no emergency. That would include access to a police officer if there were no emergency. If your house is on fire and you are not home the fire department can access the property without consent. If the violation were in plain sight on the property, the code enforcement officer would cite the owner for that violation and could send it registered mail if need be and never enter the property. If the citation were ignored then other action could be taken. After all, if he needs to gain access to the property; How does he know there is a violation? The problem is, this would need be a civil warrant or summons and would usually involve two or more people, one against the other. An “Official” or code enforcement officer is not a peace officer and would need to file a citation against the person. If they believe there is a violation inside the residence, they would need reasonable suspicion and probable cause to gain access. This might prove difficult in that no Judge in his right mind would get involved in something like this. Looks to me like the City of Fernley is attempting to do something they might get sued over! What brain surgeon came up with this???
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