Cleaning Up Nuisance Properties

Removing Detroit’s blighted residential properties, and small businesses, would cost an estimated $850-million dollars. And another $1-billion to tackle the city’s larger commercial and industrial property. That according to a 330-page task force report on the problem in Detroit.  In Saranac Lake the village board has approved a resolution to declare accumulation of rubbish, garbage, debris, and solid waste at 43 Franklin Avenue a public nuisance in accordance with the Property Maintenance Code… The Resolution Authorizes agents of the village, as directed by the Village Manager to enter the property, abate the nuisance and assess the costs and expenses of such abatement against the property…

AUDIO – 052814 – Blighted Property Issues in Saranac Lake, Detroit and Lake Placid

The City of Plattsburgh is facing similar issues.. Councilwoman Becky Kasper says the issue of Blight in local neighborhoods raises a red flag and always rises to the top of the list when it comes to finding ways to help make Plattsburgh a more inviting place to live.. “If residents live next door to a property that is abandoned, you have to live with that every day and if they have children in the neighborhood it affects them.” Kasper said “We need to support the city’s inspector and his efforts by giving him the codes to do the work that he needs to do to clean up these properties. ” 

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