Community Betterment Initiative


Stepping up efforts to improve community appearance.


On August 5, the new Zoning Enforcement Officer mailed over 3,000 letters to businesses and the associated property owners asking that they inspect their properties for common sign and landscape violations. 

This effort is a part of the SOAR initiative to revitalize the community and responds to the 2016 Community Survey indicating a widespread desire for a more attractive community. The letters included a list of common violations as well as the actual sign code language for temporary, banner, incidental and feather signs. The letter requests voluntary compliance before August 31, 2017. 

Understanding that some properties may have significant landscape issues and that planting is seasonal, the letter indicates the Zoning Enforcement Officer will work on a compliance plan with those business/property owners.  The goal is voluntary compliance without official code enforcement action.

The new Zoning Enforcement Officer is Jason Faust. He can be reached at or (913) 573-5756.

Community Betterment Initiative Letter