Herkimer County, NY Encourages Formation of Six-County Land Bank
On February 20, the Little Falls Times published an article titled Legislation endorses land bank plan.
Legislation endorses land bank plan
HERKIMER — The Herkimer County Legislature passed a resolution during a meeting Wednesday endorsing and encouraging the formation of a six-county land bank under the direction of the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District.
The Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful committee of the MVEDD is investigating the possibility of forming a land bank that would cover Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties.
The MVEDD has conducted informational meetings on land banks, which are described as a cost-effective way to help communities deal with problem buildings including rundown and abandoned properties and buildings that come up multiple times for tax sales, are purchased at low cost and neglected even further.
Copies of the county’s resolution were to be sent to state legislators representing the area and to the governing bodies of Fulton, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties.
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