Fighting blight — Actions taken by Mayor Randy McClement and the Board of Aldermen to fight vacant and blighted properties

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  • Frederick to tackle blighted properties

    Frederick to tackle blighted properties
    Mayor Randy McClement and the Board of Aldermen begin to talk about how to address habitually vacant and blighted properties.<P>
    Frederick to tackle blighted properties<P>
  • Ad-hoc committee of property owners appointed

    Ad-hoc committee of property owners appointed
    Mayor Randy McClement appoints an ad-hoc committee of property owners, business owners and residents to make recommendations on blighted and vacant properties.<P>
    Blighted and vacant property ad hoc committee members announced<P>
    'Demolition by neglect'<P>
  • Frederick offered tools to fight blight

    Frederick offered tools to fight blight
    Committee delivers recommendations for how to address habitually vacant commercial properties, such as escalating fines, new taxes and rewarding owners that invest in their properties. Receivership should be the last option.<P>
    Frederick offered tools to fight blight<P>
  • Committee delivers recommendations for how to address habitually vacant commercial properties

    Committee delivers recommendations for how to address habitually vacant commercial properties
    Committee delivers recommendations for how to address habitually vacant commercial properties, such as developing a database of properties and covering the cost of property maintenance. Again, receivership is listed as a last resort.<P>
    The City of Frederick — Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop (12/5/12)
  • Blighted-properties bill hits Senate floor

    Blighted-properties bill hits Senate floor
    Sen. Ron Young introduces a bill that would allow governments to require owners of dilapidated buildings to sell or make repairs to their properties in a timely fashion or face fines equal to triple their property tax. The bill fails.<P>
    Blighted-properties bill hits Senate floor<P>
  • Receivership discussed

    Receivership discussed
    Mayor Randy McClement and the Board of Aldermen begin to discuss receivership at a workshop. They decide to move forward with drafting new legislation.<P>
    Negligent property owners might lose it<P>
  • The Board of Aldermen will consider a vote on Sept. 5

    The Board of Aldermen will consider a vote on Sept. 5
    The Board of Aldermen will consider a vote on Sept. 5 to approve an ordinance that would establish a receivership system in the city.<P>
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    City begins to implement suggestions from the committee

    City begins to implement suggestions from the committee, including building its database and more aggressively handing out code violations to owners.<P>