It's your neighborhood

Every neighborhood has a few empty houses. With the change of the season, now is an time to keep an eye on the vacant or abandoned properties that may be on your block. These structures can be a tempting shelter for either man or beast. If you live next to such a structure keep an eye open for doors or windows that might recently be left open. If you happen to own such a property please make sure for every ones safety that the structure is secured from determined or casual entry. Reducing the blight associated with vacant and abandoned properties increases every residents’ quality of life. Remember the more information we are able to report to the authorities on these structures the more results we will see.

The Mayor’s 311 hot line and e-mail form are always a good way to make sure that the Police, BBI, and all city departments are aware of health, safety and security concerns.