Councilwoman Janet Caldarelli reported that the stickers are part of a new initiative for this year's rental registration and inspection program.
So far, she said 58 landlords have been cited for not registering and getting their rental properties inspected as part of the 2015-16 rental operating license program
“We have instituted a sticker system to indicate which properties have been inspected and passed inspection, and were issued occupancy permits,” Caldarelli said.
Stickers will be affixed to a permanent place on the residence or business to indicate when the rental was inspected, who did the inspection and when it expires.
Caldarelli said the borough has to hire a part-time code enforcement employee with duties solely devoted to identifying all rental properties in the borough and their owners, and getting them inspected and up to code.
Once that job is done, the employee could be relegated to other code duties, she said.
Caldarelli said code enforcement is one of the biggest jobs in the community and identifying rentals is a tall task. The code officer and borough manager are continuing to do sweeps and identify issues.
“Our code officer has done his job and he is continuing to do so,” Caldarelli said.