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Rental Ordinance Proposed In Weston

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Weston City Council is considering a new ordinance that would affect rental properties in the city.

It wants the city to inspect rental properties to make sure they're safe for people to live in.

The proposed ordinance would require the city to inspect rental properties every other year.

Councilman Terry Cogar said council would like to see the more dilapidated buildings torn down which can get expensive.

"Unless you get some kind of grant, which don't seem to be out there right now, it's almost impossible top do, so if we can prevent the houses from getting this way, I think it's a step ahead," Cogar said.

Cogar said the measure would be similar to those in nearby cities like Clarksburg and Morgantown.