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An amended blight ordinance is being considered in Brookfield.  The change would allow demolition and include nuisance conditions.  A public hearing on the revisions has been scheduled for September 4th at 7:15pm at Brookfield Town Hall.  In meetings once a month, a committee has been working on 10 or 12 cases of significant blight.  First Selectman Steve Dunn says that's lowering the value of neighboring properties.  He notes that the process works slowly, but works well.  The town does try to work with people to clean up their yards, rather than immediately fine them.  Dunn says that has been successful in most cases, but the ordinance needs some changing to make the effort more effective.