City of Nelson adopts Vacant Property Ordinance


Vacant properties can lower tax revenue and put a strain on city utilities. They are also a deterrent for potential business and residents when deciding whether or not to settle into a community. They provide a place for various critters to shelter and can have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of the community. The City of Nelson has adopted a new Vacant Property Registration Ordinance to help ease the burden of these homes on the community.

The ordinance book for any city is a "beyond boring" read. In fact, when I worked in the city office, I wanted to run away when revisions came in and the books needed to be updated. No matter how dry of a read they are, the citizens in any community need to familiarize themselves with the laws governing them. The City of Nelson recently adopted a Vacant Property Registration Provision. What does this mean for the residents of Nelson? Well, if you own a property you do not live in, this one may affect you.

The ordinance states vacant properties have the potential to create a host of proble...

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