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City officials targeting blighted property

COLUMBUS — The City Council has appointed a task force to study Columbus’ problem with dilapidated properties and vacant lots. The Commercial Dispatch reported the request to set up a committee came from Councilman Kabir Karriem. He said the city needs to closely examine blighted areas and consider the possibility of incentives for redevelopment to return them to the city’s ...

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Owners of blighted buildings given deadline to submit plan

BILOXI — The owners of two of Biloxi’s biggest eyesores — the unfinished casino and the senior citizens apartments downtown — have until Nov. 1 to tell the city what they plan to do with the buildings. On July 30, the city served papers to the Catholic Charities Housing Association for the building on U.S. 90. It hasn’t been occupied ...

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Aldermen give go-ahead to have properties cleaned

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake aldermen have given the city authority to clean up more than 60 properties if the landowners fail to take action. Overgrown property becomes a chronic problem for municipalities with the coming of spring as grass begins to grow. Under the resolution approved by the board, the city has the authority to mow, clean and make ...

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City: New blighted property law working

NATCHEZ — Natchez officials think they have figured out a way to persuade people to clean up their unsightly properties — hit in the pocket book. 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 ...

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