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Cheers & Jeers

July 13, 2013
The Leader Herald

JEERS - To little results. On Jan. 12, 2012, Gloversville Mayor Dayton King named a new blight committee to study the city's problem with unsightly properties. It has been more than a year and a half, and there are few tangible results. The committee did bring to the council a nine-month moratorium on multiple-family dwellings, but the group has done little beyond that. Not much has changed with blighted city properties. Take a look at the house on the corner of Fremont and Fulton streets. The unmowed lawn looks like a field, and tires are on the property. Glance across the street and see a dilapidated house next to the Fly Shack (the former Jewish Community Center). The house is nearly hidden by overgrown bushes. Apparently, no one has the answer on how to fight the spreading blight. Yet, with the upcoming elections, we guarantee candidates will express their concerns about the problem. There are small victories, however, as you will see in the next "cheer" below.

 
 
 

 

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