The Hutchinson City Council appears poised to take a more aggressive stance on dilapidated housing in 2014. It is expected to add $100,000 to the budget for demolishing vacant, abandoned and unsafe houses.
The city is expected to begin working from a list of 500 of the “worst of the worst” houses provided by the Reno County Appraiser’s office. City staff is now “field checking” each of those addresses.
The Fire Department and Police Department are expected to contribute additional houses that are either considered fire hazards or vacant homes that have become sites of criminal activity.
The pictures accompanying this post come the appraiser’s list of 500 homes provided to the Housing Commission.
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