Saint John to Crackdown on Eye Sores

The City of Saint John will soon be introducing new enforcement to crack down on unsightly premises. The city will be hiring a community standards officer to enforce compliance on “things that impact the aesthetics, the enjoyment, the pride of a neighbourhood,” according to Amy Poffenroth, the city’s deputy commissioner of growth and community development services. The officer is part of a six-month pilot program, with the possibility of an extension up to a year.