Multi-Family Licensing Program Considered
The Village of Skokie Public Safety Commission began discussions on requiring licensing of multiunit rental buildings at its April meeting. Under the proposal, owners of all rental buildings with two or more dwelling units would be required to obtain a license in order to ensure that property standards are upheld, buildings are secure and are managed and maintained in compliance with municipal codes. The proposal is a proactive strategy that maintains the character of Village neighborhoods by ensuring rental buildings are maintained in compliance with Village codes and also furthers community policing.
The Commission will continue their deliberations of the topic at their next meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on May 16, 2012 at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street.