Anti-blight bill to help fix dilapidated homes, businesses in Fairfield

(08/25/03) FAIRFIELD - Dilapidated homes and businesses in the town of Fairfield might be getting a much needed boost. A new anti-blight bill would force absent owners to fix up run down property or get fined.

First Selectman Ken Flatto (D-Fairfield) believes it is a win-win situation for everyone involved. The bill would urge owners to fix their dilapidated homes or businesses, and it would improve the overall quality of life in Fairfield.

A final vote on the ordinance will be made this October or November. Flatto assures property owners that law enforcement officials are only looking for seriously dilapidated homes and businesses, not just homes with unmowed lawns.

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