POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. -- Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced Thursday that a new Neighborhood Stabilization Team will now oversee maintenance issues of blighted properties in the city.
This new team will take over property maintenance issues at abandoned or vacant properties that used to be handled by the Nuisance Committee.
Meeting two times per month, the group is made up of the mayor and city administrator, who is chair, along with representatives from police, fire, public works, building department and legal department, officials said.
On the agenda will be any properties with code violations, as well as any vacant properties in town. Members will work to make sure the property is up to code, Rolison said.
The group will also help identify those properties needing attention and/or cleanup. Rolison said city officials plan a renewed effort at cleaning up abandoned properties on Wednesdays of each week.
"We must ensure that properties are restored to the tax rolls and that they become a desirable property for purchase," Rolison said.
Team members will also review new liquor license requests and renewals. For more details, visit Poughkeepsie's website .
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