Town advisor urges local building code enforcement to attract businesses

by Geoff Fox

Citing businesses that have wanted to open shop in Hancock, Town Advisor Bill Valentine told town officials they need to look at having real code enforcement. Council and the mayor need to look into buildings that are not up to code and need refurbished, Valentine said.

The discussion came about after Valentine reported on a woman who wanted to open a clothing boutique. Businesses have trouble finding acceptable buildings to occupy, he said.

Even though businesses are wanting to come . . .