If sitting around drinking coffee and talking about the junk vehicle in your neighbor’s yard or about how high he keeps his grass, well, the City of Greensboro has an event for you. The city’s Code Compliance Division is sponsoring “Coffee and Codes” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, April 10.

The event – which will feature free refreshments along with the coffee – will be held at the Glenwood Community Recreation Center at 2010 Coliseum Blvd. in Greensboro.

This will be a chance to discuss codes and code compliance with city inspectors and to find out how they can help address long-term nuisance issues in your area.

Some of the possible topics of discussion include abandoned and junked vehicles, people who park cars in their front yard, neighbors who have overgrown yards or who leave old unsightly furniture on their front porch.

Another topic will be homeowners whose property constantly shows signs of neglect.

Greensboro’s Code Compliance Division works constantly “to improve the appearance of communities and maintain standards of living. By ensuring safe, healthy places to live, work and play, the division's staff helps reduce the risk of declining property values and failing community pride by determining if reported issues violate City of Greensboro’s Code of Ordinances.”

The City’s Code of Ordinances includes the Minimum Housing Code and Good Repair Ordinance, as well as the Junked and Abandoned Motor Vehicles, Nuisances, and Front Yard Parking ordinances.

For more information, you can call the city’s Code Compliance division – a section of the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department – at 336-373-2111 or email visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/CC.