To the editor:



My husband and I bought, rehabbed and are now happily living in a home in northwest Independence.  Much of what we appreciate about this area comes from the thoughtful, community-minded programs provided by the city.

To the editor:

My husband and I bought, rehabbed and are now happily living in a home in northwest Independence.  Much of what we appreciate about this area comes from the thoughtful, community-minded programs provided by the city.

The most recent of these to delight us is the neighborhood code compliance program.

The people implementing this program have done a fantastic job of not only getting our older neighborhood tidied up, but also of making the process simple, inexpensive, and do-able for everyone.

First, letters describing the process were sent to each residence. Then, we were notified of any problems, nudging us into action. Dumpsters and physical help were offered to accomplish the goals. Finally, a follow-up check was done to assure that the neighborhood was up to code. The end result is a cleaner, safer, more beautiful neighborhood that we are all proud to call home.

Thank you, Independence, for continuing to provide wonderful programs like this to make our community such a joy to live in!