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"Joseph G. Thibault" <[log in to unmask]>
Date:
Tue, 9 Mar 2004 21:45:17 -0500
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Off Campus Students:
Attached to this email is a way to make your off-campus living circumstances
better.  As President of the Student Government Association I often have heard
the complaints and concerns from UVM student tenants that they are mistreated,
neglected and taken advantage of by their landlords.  By working with the SGA’s
Committee on Legislative Action and the Student Action Committee several
initiatives are currently underway, this is the first.
The first document, the Code Enforcement Form can be filled out and emailed to
Gloria Allen at the Burlington Code Enforcement Office at
[log in to unmask]  If you have any questions you can call Gloria at
863-0442.  You may also mail or drop off a hard copy at:

Burlington Code Enforcement Office
645 Pine St
Burlington VT 05401

In case you are unaware of possible code violations the other attachment is a
list of example violations.  If you believe conditions in your house are
violating Burlington building codes please take a few minutes and fill out the
form.  The Code Enforcement Office is a tenant advocacy group that has the
authority to fine landowners for any violations that are present in your
apartments or houses.
By the end of this semester the SGA will also be unveiling an off-campus housing
webpage that will allow you to grade your landlords.  The evaluation will be
kept in a database so that future tenants will be able to see the how their
potential landlords treated the previous tenants.  Keep looking for updates on
that website.
If you have any questions that cannot be answered by the Code Enforcement Office
please let me know.  Thank you for your time.
Cheers,

Joseph Thibault
SGA President

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