Bloomingdale officials taking control of properties considered eyesores

Some borough officials are working on improving the quality of life in Bloomingdale. They are using a new state law to take control of properties that are considered eyesores to the neighborhood.

The law helps declare properties abandoned, which could ultimately lead to the borough taking over that property. The borough is asking residents to report any houses or buildings they feel could meet the criteria for being declared abandoned.

One criteria is the property must be vacant for at least six months. The borough administrator also checks for health and fire code violations and if the owner is behind on property taxes.

Many residents and officials are looking forward to the area being cleaned up.

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