APD landlords meeting set for Sept. 10.

The Alcoa Police Department will hold its second annual Landlord’s Meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Alcoa Police Department.

The meeting will give landlords and property owners the opportunity to hear what the APD is doing to improve the community by working with owners of rental properties, Neighborhood Improvement officer Holly Hatcher said.

“We had a meeting in February of last year, and since that time we’ve had great success dealing with problem tenants who were conducting nuisance and criminal activity on property they are renting from property owners,” she said.

Hatcher said she wants property owners to know they are “100 percent accountable and responsible for activities conducted on their properties,” she said.

Hatcher said if the property owners chose not to remedy the issue and if there’s no cooperation or compliance, she takes matters to the District Attorney’s office. Land owners are advised of all these steps, she said.

“We’ve experienced fantastic success with remedying problem tenants, cleaning up properties and having community members inform us when conditions can no longer be tolerated,” she said.

Hatcher praised City of Alcoa Planning and Codes, Public Works and Street Department personnel for helping improve the quality of neighborhoods.

For more information, call 865-380-4952.

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