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Letter presented to Elkins City Council concerning distressed properties

ELKINS, W.Va. - A letter was presented to Elkins City Council during Tuesday’s Regular Meeting urging council members to take action in the community.  

Dilapidated properties within Elkins and surrounding areas have become an issue for many and residents want change. The letter included 325 signatures and outlined city ordinances that are not being enforced.

“We’ve had no enforcement on these buildings; there’s no accountability to the property owners and under Home Rule the city of Elkins was granted the authority in 2016 that our Code Enforcement Officer can do on the spot citations,” said Kathy Vance, an Elkins resident and business owner.

Residents say they have been working for two years to call attention to property issues and will give the city 60 days to respond to the letter.

For a link to Elkins City Code, click here.


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