Lake Worth, FL Shares Plan to Clean Up Nuisance Properties
On January 2, CBS 12 News reported on a story titled Lake Worth Officials Share City’s Plan to Clean up Nuisance Properties.
Lake Worth officials share city’s plan to clean up nuisance properties
LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Leaders in the City of Lake Worth have a warning for slumlords and nuisance property owners.
According to data obtained from the city, Lake Worth is home to roughly 2,000 vacant properties and another 2,000 foreclosures in a city of only 12,000 residential properties.
City Commissioner and Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell told CBS 12 News that the city is ready to launch a comprehensive plan to get nuisance and out of compliant properties cleaned up with the help of 30 new ordinances. Maxwell told CBS 12 News it starts with hitting nuisance property owners in the wallet with fines attached to their tax bill.
Commissioner Maxwell says the city’s aggressive plan calls for tracking down nuisance property owners and going after their personal property, bank accounts and other assets to get homes cleaned up and compliant.
The City Manager tells CBS 12 News that roughly 50% of property owners in the city don’t even live in the city. Lake Worth officials share city’s plan to clean up nuisance properties
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