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Anti-blight law town meeting set in Ridgefield

A Town Meeting will be held in Ridgefield soon on the anti-blight law.  The Board of Selectmen has scheduled the town meeting for Wednesday the 19th. 

 

The ordinance was proposed to give Ridgefield residents a way to express concerns about the condition of rundown properties.  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.