West Columbia, SC (September 6, 2018) – The City of West Columbia has selected Officer Jeff Phillips to lead the Code Compliance Department as Code Compliance Manager.
Officer Phillips will be attending homeowners association meetings, church groups, and civic and commercial organizations to get a feel for the culture of complaints and to explain the complexities and challenges of the job such as absentee landowners and dealing with issues that are not just a one time fix.
Mayor Bobby Horton said, “Jeff will do a fantastic job as the manager of code enforcement. His experience, background as a uniformed police officer, and kind personality combined with his no-nonsense approach will serve the community well.”
“It has been a pleasure serving as a police officer for the city for the last 15 years and I am looking forward to serving the city in my new role for many years to come,” said Officer Jeff Phillips.
Officer Jeff Phillips has been serving in a law enforcement capacity for 25 years. Prior to becoming a police officer, he served in the United States Army.
The Code Compliance Department responded to an average of 244 incidents per month, in 2018, to include the accumulation of weeds, derelict vehicles, and other nuisance violations.
To report a code compliance issue, please call the hotline at: 803-794-3506, Extension 805, or online at: https://westcolumbiasc.civicweb.net/Portal/CitizenEngagement.aspx.
About the City of West Columbia
The City of West Columbia is situated along eight miles of the beautiful lower Saluda and Congaree Rivers. Known for being friendly, welcoming and affordable, the city also has top-level schools and a myriad of dining and shopping options, as well as exemplary health care options that are within a three-mile radius. The area is ideal for commerce, thanks to its business-friendly attitude, low taxes, and utility rates. The City is concentrating on economic development and is eager to attract business start-ups and/or relocations. Additionally, major interstates, highways, the airport, and Columbia are just minutes away. When it comes to recreation, West Columbia offers kayaking, canoeing, tubing, parks, waterfront concerts, 8.5 miles of walking and biking trails, and much more, including access to the renowned Riverbanks Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Waterfall Junction. More information is available at www.westcolumbiasc.gov.