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Posted February 26, 2019 | 3:15 PM

Code Enforcement Helps Community Spark Joy

Chances are, you've heard about the KonMari Method craze that's sweeping the nation on social media, Netflix, or from a neighbor. The show's popular hosts uses simple techniques to help people declutter their lives. But have you heard about the CountyCode Method? The effective approach involves a crew of four workers, a heavy-duty trash truck loader, and a close-knit community with a commitment to helping its aging population.

Each year, Progress Village Civic Council organizes a community-wide cleanup to maintain an attractive and safe environment for its residents. When Progress Village Civic Council Vice President La'Vyonne Culbreath learned that some of the neighborhood's elderly and disabled residents were physically unable participate in the annual cleanup, she reached out to Hillsborough County for help.

Hillsborough County Code Enforcement was more than happy to lend a helping hand to the close-knit community of Progress Village, which has a long history of working together to keep the neighborhood clean and safe.

I was amazed at the stuff it can pick up like it was a feather, said Culbreath of Code Enforcement's specialized equipment. The crew combed through the village's streets, using the truck's sturdy loader crane to pick up and haul away heaping piles of junk - an effective and efficient method of "tidying up" potential code violations. Within hours, Code Enforcement went above and beyond to help remove years' worth of debris that would have otherwise taken the area's Good Samaritans a full day to dump.

Much like the cashmere-clad tidying expert, Code Enforcement Officers play a significant role in restoring the happiness, safety, health, and general welfare of Hillsborough County residents every day. To learn more about what Code Enforcement does, report a code violation, search code violation cases, or pay a fine online, visit the Code Enforcement page.

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