Photo by Loretta Rodgers

By LorettaRodgers

Abandoned houses and deteriorating properties will not be tolerated in Lower Chichester Township.

Commissioners, last week, adopted an ordinance regulating the required upkeep of properties and setting fees for violators.

During the May Board of Commissioners meeting, President Rocco Gaspari, Jr. praised the enactment of Act 90, known as the Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act. The state legislation is designed to assist municipalities in preventing blight and remediating abandoned properties by using several approaches including township withholding of a Certificate of Occupancy (C&O).

“The Board of Commissioners finds it to be in the best interest of Lower Chichester Township (residents) to provide for certain protections and safeguards to address deteriorated properties, public nuisances and properties in serious violation of state law and/or municipal codes,” reads the ordinance. “Such protections and safeguards include…

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