Big stick for blight

Source: Frederick News Post
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Date Published: 05/31/2013

Frederick’s lawmakers are moving forward conservatively with legislation that would allow the city to go to court and appoint receivers to handle properties that are a hazard to public health, welfare and safety. The receivership program, which the mayor and aldermen began discussing Wednesday, will perhaps be the biggest stick among a suite of proposals under consideration to encourage or force property owners to rehabilitate ramshackle buildings.