SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- Officials in Salisbury are praising Livingstone College for working to reduce the number of fire code violations at the school.

The Salisbury Post reported that City Manager Doug Paris said a recent meeting with college President Jimmy Jenkins had been productive.

Officials say Livingstone has had more than 1,000 fire code violations in the past four years and accrued more than $63,000 in fines. City officials say as of last month, all but eight of the violations have been resolved.

Jenkins has thanked the city for helping Livingstone develop a plan to reduce violations and false alarms.

Jenkins says the school's staff is working on a proposal to cover the fines.

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