City: New blighted property law working
Published: April 15,2011
City Planner Bob Nix told the Natchez Board of Aldermen that the city has seen a larger percentage of voluntary compliance from blighted property owners. Some are demolishing their own properties or cutting their own grass before the city does.
Nix gives a lot of the credit to the city raising the maximum penalty to $1,500. Nix said before the fine increase, property owners often paid less to have their property demolished by the city.
Now, owners are charged $1,500 plus direct costs, legal fees and overhead, according to the Natchez Democrat.
Source: Natchez Democrat
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