City sees increase in vacant, abandoned property complaints

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Complaints about Louisville’s vacant and abandoned properties surged last year compared to 2014.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/1TNogTV ) Metro Codes and Regulations shows that the city saw a 23 percent increase in those complaints.

Public Works spokesman Harold Adams says Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration has been working to both reduce the number of vacant and abandoned properties and to step in where property owners are either unwilling or unable to keep lots clean, boarded and mowed.

In September, Metro Council members put in an additional $126,000 toward mowing to deal with high grass at public parks, vacant and abandoned properties, and along major state-owned thoroughfares.

Director of the codes and regulations department Robert Kirchdorfer says they’ll help to deploy extra crews to assist in mowing to keep the referral backlog down.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

 

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