New Milford officials will host a Blight Ordinance forum January 23rd. A panel of various town department heads were charged in November with reviewing and updating New Milford’s blight ordinance in an attempt to address mostly abandoned and neglected private property.
Mayor Pete Bass says the public forum is a chance for residents and business owners to add their voice to the discussion before the formal draft ordinance is created. The forum is at 7PM on the 23rd in Town Hall. The panel will then continue to meet and ultimately present the Mayor’s Office and Town Council with a draft of a new or revised ordinance. The Town Council will then hold a formal public hearing.
The panel includes Town Attorney Matt Grimes, Zoning Enforcement Officer Laura Regan, Health Director Mike Crespan, Building Official Tom Hackett, Fire Marshal Brian Ohmen, Assistant Fire Marshal Kevin Reynolds, and Lt. Jeffrey Covello and Sgt. Katherine Massicotte of the New Milford Police Department.