As a part of the new quality of life initiative, Camden City is introducing the new Camden Cares volunteer program, a neighborhood revitalization push that is aimed at offering an alternative to abating municipal violations.
Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. joined Camden City Mayor Victor Carstarphen, the Camden County Health Officer and the city’s partners on Tuesday to discuss the new program followed by a walkthrough of the neighborhood. The group traveled door to door at residential and commercial locations to emphasize the importance of property maintenance and compliance with codes. The group provided literature, code and recycling resources as well as trash/recycling bins to property owners, businesses and residents.
“Keeping up with property maintenance and complying with building codes is key to improving the overall quality of life for city residents,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “Through this program, we hope to not only educate our residents on how to maintain their properties but to also give them resources if they’re ever in need of assistance or just have questions. Furthermore, if inspectors find repeat offenders, they will be given violations.”