§ 727-9. Procedures upon a Preliminary Designation of Property as Blighted  


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  • Where the city manager preliminarily determines that a property is blighted property the city manager shall:

    (1) Send notice the owner of record that the property has been preliminarily designated a blighted property. The notice shall include a copy of the preliminary designation report and the requirements of a blight remediation proposal.

    (2) Inform the owner of record that within 30 days from the date the notice is issued, the owner must respond in writing with a blight remediation proposal to address and remediate the specific conditions identified in the preliminary designation report. The council shall determine whether the blight remediation proposal is sufficient.

    (3) Inform the owner of record that upon a failure to respond within the 30-day period, the city manager shall inform the council that the property is eligible to be declared blighted property pursuant to the procedures set forth in §§ 727-11 and 727-13 below.

    (4) Submit any blight remediation proposal to the council. The council shall conduct a public hearing to determine the sufficiency of the blight remediation proposal. If the council determines that the proposal is insufficient, then the owner of record shall be informed that the property is eligible to be declared a blighted property, pursuant to the procedures set forth in §§ 727-11 and 727-13 below. If the proposal is sufficient, then the property shall not be eligible for blight elimination within the meaning of this chapter for the time period of the blight remediation proposal or six months, whichever is longer.

(Ordained by Emer. Ord. No. 044-2011, § 1, eff. Feb. 16, 2011)