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Fairmont wants to stay ahead of possible blight

June 28, 2012
Gary Andersen, Lee Smith , Fairmont Sentinel

Fairmont City Council has been working with property owners to clean up some blighted properties around town. The goal is to remove the eyesore, the potential safety hazard and to get the properties in question back to being productive, tax-paying sites. This week, the council authorized reimbursing a pair of property owners who bought dilapidated sites and have been working to improve them. The council will pay $18,400 total for demolition work. The money comes from a $60,000 fund the city set aside for exactly these kinds of projects.



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