The Spartanburg City Council cast a 6-1 vote to table a proposed residential rental property registry.
Alan Jenkins was the only member to vote against the motion to table.
The argument among the Council centered around a disagreement on whether to include mandatory inspections for city residential properties. The new agreement would require all properties to be inspected over the course of five years and thereafter at random.
According to the City of Spartanburg, if the program had passed, “the program would've required any residential property owner wishing to lease to register with the City and pay a $25 fee per unit (maximum $250) which would have been waived for property owners holding a city business license.”
The Council hopes to revisit the issue in the near future and restart the discussion on the matter.
To see the full video on Monday’s City Council meeting, visit www.cityofspartanburg.org.