Monday, July 11, 2016

Zombies Get Council's Eyes Tonight

      City Council will hear a staff report tonight on zombie properties and will hear from a Main Street resident upset over a long time zombie property next to his home.
      It has been a slowly emerging problem and one that any solutions will be incremental as well.
       As we mentioned here recently, the threat of fines from the state's new zombie law is prompting propery managers to step up monitoring and maintenance of properties.
        http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/city-resident-to-address-council-on-abandoned-house-next-to-his-20160711

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's high time this problem was addressed. There are vacant and dilapidated houses around the city. This issue has been largely ignored for years.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to use the govner's hotline to report all the city properties that are neglected. Funny how it's perfectly fine for them to sit on properties until they decide what's economical but not for other investors.

Anonymous said...

Can I call the zombie hotline and report the fountain? Or is the city exempt from what they complain about?

Anonymous said...

In the outlying areas if the county seizes a property they do nothing with it, no mowing of the lawns, no securing of the properties, the county of Jefferson makes the villages whole on taxes but nothing else.......

Anonymous said...

Lot of homes in the city privately owned and been empty for many years, gray stone 3 family on east main , old large brown Victorian on Coffeen street street with 6' high trees growing out of the roof. They tore down the old Victorian on Washington street that was far better looking . I believe in giving a person time to fix up a home but after a few years and you have not made one damn improvement and it's long been vacant it needs to meet its fate with a wrecking ball. Neighbors are tired of looking at these run down properties.