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2003 News from Mecklenburg County


May 22, 2003

WHAT:   Awards Ceremony and Reception Celebrating Mecklenburg County's top ISO rating for commercial building Safety.  


WHEN:  Wednesday, May 28, 2003   2 p.m.


WHERE:  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center - Lobby
600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC


WHO:  Tom Cox, Chairman, Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
Harry Jones, Mecklenburg County Manager
Jim Clements, Building Development Commission
Ralph Dorio, Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO)
  

WHY: Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement has received the highest rating possible from the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) - ONE on a scale of 1 -10 - for commercial building safety. Mecklenburg County is one of only four jurisdictions in the nation to receive the high score. The ratings are administered by ISO, a national firm that advises the insurance industry.  ISO reviews code enforcement agencies and assigns a rating based on how well buildings in the community would weather hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.  Insurance companies use the ratings to help assess risk and determine premiums.



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