The proposed Blight Ordinance is headed back to the Board of Selectmen for their February meeting, Wednesday. First Selectman Rudy Marconi says a Town Meeting date will be set soon on the ordinance which will Ridgefield residents a way to express concerns about the condition of rundown properties.
Some minor language changes have been made and the ordinance will go back to the Board so they can set the town meeting date.
The ordinance provides definitions of what would be considered blight--which includes being dilapidated, having boarded up windows, is a fire hazard or the property is littered with excessive amounts of garbage or abandoned unregistered cars. It calls for a blight enforcement officer to be part of a Blight Prevention Board and the creation of a Citation Hearing Appeals Board.