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.