Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Anti-blight ordinance goes into effect next month

A new ordinance aimed at curbing blight in zones around the town’s schools and day care centers goes into effect next month.



  1. Blah, blah, blah, blah............
    A useless, feel-good effort that wont amount to Jack Squat! "Proximate?" What the hell does that mean? After years of getting the run around from Bishop the inept board can't come up with anything better for concise language to insure compliance?

    Pretty obvious someone on the selectboard is benefiting by these eye sores continuing to operate as highly profitable, low income housing. Anyone expecting to buy a home in Springfield and build equity is a fool!

    1. Might it be No-man.

  2. Bob Lombard4/5/16, 4:48 PM

    Hey! The solution came to me in a flash of light and a roll of thunder.

    Make Springfield a gated community, except for the industrial park. All property owners must sign a covenant or get out of town by sundown.

  3. 2:36 is spot on. This town's leaders only know symbolism. They are clueless when it comes to strategic planning and execution. The past 30 years are ample proof of that. The town government pinballs from one boutique, feel good initiative to another, but never rolls up their sleeves and tackles the root cause economic issues at the heart of Springfield's ongoing demise.

    Latest among the boutique causes is stamping out the 30 year blight with the toothless, half-hearted showmanship of municipal muscle that will quickly be neutralized by the usual legal kryptonite. Meanwhile, Springfield languishes in a decades long economic stupor and continues to elect and hire the usual cast of low performing "officials" and equip them with the shovels to dig the town's grave even deeper.

    Unless the town's voters wise up and begin electing competent representatiom, all that will remain is for its final epitaph to be engraved somewhere on its decaying infrastructure.


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