A recent article by NNY360 (Watertown Daily Times) profiles two interesting initiatives to address blight in Oswego.
The Nuisance Abatement Ordinance, while appearing to be in-line with other communities regulations, does include a proposal from the Mayor recommending a three-person committee made up of the director of Code Enforcement, the chief of police, and the city attorney. Any action taken against a property would have to come to a vote before that committee. That committee was amended to include two non-landlord community members.
The second discusses the Mayor’s proposal to eliminate “For-Rent” signs. That original proposal has undergone several amendments and is now scheduled for a public hearing.
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