City Council Seeks Tools To Fight Blight

Staff Asked To Create New Ordinance

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Posted: November 14, 2012

Kelley Street, seen from Broad Street, is located in the Northeast Neighborhood of Harrisonburg, which is the focus of a proposed blight ordinance that would help set up guidelines for restoring deteriorating properties. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — City Council Tuesday night directed staff to create a proposed ordinance addressing blighted properties.

Mayor Richard Baugh said nuisance provisions in city code work in most…

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