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Mitchell Unveils “Problem Property” Ordinance

tsm – 31 Ashley St.

Mayor Jon Mitchell is proposing a new City ordinance to crack down on landlords, if police are regular visitors to their properties.  The mayor announced the “Problem Properties” ordinance outside 31 Ashley Street, a long time headache for city officials.  Mitchell says the ordinance, if passed would allow the City to bill landlords for the cost of police responding to their properties…..

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Loretta Bourque of the Cove Street Neighborhood Association says certain properties have visits from police year-round, and she’s tired of it…..

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Under the ordinance landlords would be billed for the cost of police visits, or the number of reported code violations that total more than six.

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