New Ordinance Helping Salisbury to Deal with Blighted Properties

Jun 13, 2013 -- 12:47am

A home on North Division Street in Salisbury has fallen into disrepair, and the owner has ignored notices for repair and citations and city officials say this property is the best first candidate to move on as a “blighted property.”  There are properties in Salisbury with unpaid liens, are vacant and are becoming nuisance properties.  However a new ordinance allows the city to petition the court for receivership so that they can rehabilitate, demolish or sell vacant structures or lots.  The city’s Neighborhood Services and Code Compliance director says the house has not sold at tax sale and over $9500 is owed to the city on the property.  City officials have 5 other properties on the ‘blighted’ list and the NSCC will continue to look at other properties in the city for the program. 

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