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April 23, 2014

Councilors concerned about idle properties

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“They refer to these properties as zombie properties because they are not really alive, but they are not dead either,” Calnon said.

“They are kind of in between, and they don’t really belong to the bank or the owner.”

There is state legislation pending that would cut down the amount of time it would take for a municipality to foreclose on a property, but in the meantime, Calnon said, the city will look at how it can control maintenance of zombie properties better.

“Some of these properties are terrible places to even walk by, so we need to take a look at what we can do.”

Email Joe LoTemplio:jlotemplio@pressrepublican.com

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