The City of Killeen began Zone 2 of its Clean ’17 program February 21. Zone 2 is the area bounded by Veterans Memorial Boulevard on the north, Highway 190 on the south, Fort Hood Road on the west and WS Young Drive on the east.
Clean ’17 is a program to beautify our community by concentrating code enforcement efforts by area. The city has been divided into nine zones, and officers are canvassing each zone for approximately 30 days to identify code violations at businesses, residences and lots. The goal is to gain compliance with City codes by notifying property owners and tenants of violations and procedures and resources for correcting them.
City codes are enacted to provide for the health and safety of the public and to protect private property value. Common residential code violations are junk vehicles, high grass, care of premises, trash and graffiti. Commercial code violations include the same categories along with property maintenance, signage, parking lots and dumpster areas.
Residents are encouraged to learn more about City codes at KilleenTexas.gov and to abate issues that exist on their properties prior to zone enforcement. Violations can be reported online or by calling 501-7608.
Zone 1 Update:
Work in Zone 1, the area north of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and west of WS Young Drive, began in January and is substantially complete. Officers performed 1,042 inspections and identified 964 violations, more than half of which were care of premises. Other common violations were high grass and weeds, trash and debris and junked vehicles. Because of the voluntary compliance of property owners, only five citations were issued.