Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Springfield reviews ordinance for “nuisance” properties near schools

The Springfield Select Board will hold a public hearing Tuesday, May 29 on proposed amendments to the town’s ordinance regarding neglected properties located near schools or child care facilities.

www.vermontjournal.com


9 comments :

  1. Ordinances against nuisance properties should be town-wide, and not only near schools, etc. There is absolutely no excuse for most of the eyesore properties in town. If the property owners are unwilling to maintain them voluntarily, then a shove in the right direction is necessary.

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    1. Amen 7:09

      Christopher Mason's decrepit, abandoned mill building has to become a priority. It is a fire hazard and liability to the whole community. Letting him turn it into a payday like the so-called Visiting Nurse building reeks of corrupt town mgmt.

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  2. how about the town finds some way's to lower taxes,so people can have some extra money to fix their places up

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    1. Right on... Right on.

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    2. I'd bet most of the tax relief given to those with decrepit properties would go toward booze and NASCAR paraphernalia, not their houses!

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    3. boy you liberals have become really nasty. booze and nascar?

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    4. Oh, come on now, 6:42. I've known a lot of rednecks with crappy houses in my life, and that's what most of them spend their money on!

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  3. Not sure I understand the article, the article seems to be referring to two different ordinances. There is the blight ordinance which is limited to areas within 500' of schools and daycare centers. But it has no threshold amount or Selectboard approval. Then there is the vacant building ordinance which is town-wide, but has monetary thresholds as to when Selectboard approval is required for mediation. Sounds like they are tinkering with two ordinances not just one.

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    1. You are correct.

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