Part-Time Code Enforcement Officer Keeps Up with Full-Time Demand

  • Posted On: May 12, 2021

The City of Cadiz, KY (pop. 3,000) is home to Lake Barkley, a popular outdoor tourist destination in western Kentucky. In 2020, the City transitioned responsibility for Code Enforcement from City Hall to the Police Department. That’s when the City’s part-time Code Enforcement Officer, Charles Hiter, reached out to Comcate for help. I recently sat […]

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Small City Code Team has Big Impact on Vacant Property Stock in Urbana, OH

  • Posted On: May 10, 2021

The City of Urbana, OH is a small Midwest city with main street charm, a rich aviation history, and a robust manufacturing economy. A Comcate customer since 2020, the City relies on technology to make the most of limited staff. I sat down with Cat Jones, formerly with the Code Enforcement department, to learn how […]

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Humanizing Code Enforcement in Sedalia, MO with Modern Software

  • Posted On: February 12, 2021

The City of Sedalia, MO works hard to improve the quality of life for residents. From grassroots efforts like Clean Sedalia, to implementing modern Code Enforcement software, this city of 21,000 is meeting today’s needs while honoring its rich past. Founded in 1857, the City was the terminus of the Union Pacific Railroad a key […]

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Comcate Team Highlight: Kolten Keeney

  • Posted On: February 02, 2021

At the center of every successful company is the service team that makes it up, which is why we want you to get to know the people who can help take your agency operations to the next level. Kolten Keeney has been a member of the Comcate team since 2018 and has excelled in his […]

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City of Florence, KY Increases Code Enforcement Capacity by 52% with Purpose-Built Software

  • Posted On: January 19, 2021

In 2020, the City of Florence, KY said goodbye to its outdated code enforcement software and implemented Code Enforcement Manager (CEM) by Comcate. The City’s old solution was part of a suite of products that included asset management. In modernizing its systems, the City chose best-of-breed solutions that could speak to one another. The goal […]

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Modern Animal Control Software Leads to Data-Driven Decisions in Anderson County, TN

  • Posted On: January 06, 2021

In 2020, Anderson County, Tennessee’s 14-year-old Animal Care and Control unit decided it was time to modernize. The paper-based department was stretched thin without an efficient way to track their cases, schedule compliance visits, identify repeat offenders or produce reports for the county commission. And when a third officer was added to the unit, the […]

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How to Avoid a $20k Mistake With Your Agency’s New Drone

  • Posted On: December 22, 2020

The City of Lancaster, CA’s award-winning communications team recently added a drone to its arsenal of storytelling tools. But before the team could take their first flight they had to put the processes in place to comply with FAA regulations. The penalty for not closely following the FAA’s rules is $20,000 per non-compliant flight. The […]

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Best Practices for Gaining Staff Buy-in for New Municipal Software

  • Posted On: December 09, 2020

There’s no doubt that software as a service (SaaS) makes great sense for local government agencies. However, selecting, implementing, and adopting new solutions can be hard. But it doesn’t have to be. At Comate, we’ve implemented software for hundreds of agencies. And we’ve seen some implementations go better than others. What it comes down to […]

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A Guide to Selecting CRM/311 Software in 2021

  • Posted On: December 02, 2020

With the wide range of CRM/311 software on the market, it’s challenging to figure out which Citizen Request Management solution is right for your agency. Should you pick the larger platform that’s best known? Or go with a smaller solution that can be tailored to meet your needs? The team here at Comcate has met […]

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Discover the Top Code Violations

  • Posted On: November 17, 2020

As code enforcement officers know code violations vary by local, seasonal and specific initiatives.   Comcate has implemented algorithms which identifies which violations are being utilized more frequently which allow users to create cases faster and easier.  For example, in the fall overgrown weeds is a frequently sighted violation. Having this data readily available provides an […]

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