This is a first for me, and I do not live in Mount Airy City limits. In regards to the proposal concerning payment for a city code enforcer, I think here again priorities are in the wrong place. I do not know what a code enforcer should be paid but I wish to mention a comparison.
My grandson is a police officer in a city in North Carolina that is larger than Mount Airy. He has a four-year degree in Criminal Justice, and works 12-hour night shifts — for considerably less than the minimum that is being considered as a beginning salary for a code enforcer.
He and all other law-enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day that they put that badge on and get in the patrol car. Let’s start paying them what they deserve!