• For several months I've heard from contractors and City employees about the apartments being constructed outside the city limits on Hwy W. Most I've spoken to have indicated that the buildings do not meet Poplar Bluff building codes. The owners of the property, Gill Family Properties from Dexter, have built three townhouses and have plans for a total of 12 buildings in the subdivision. The townhouses are very nice looking and quality rental properties are always a plus for a growing community. Outside the city limits, no licenses are required for builders, plumbers, electricians, etc., and no inspections are made of the property. So buildings can be built much cheaper using non-certified workers to pull electrical cable, install outlets and electrical

    May 30,

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