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Blight matters become legal questions in Mercer


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MERCER, Wis. — The town of Mercer has a blight ordinance, but enforcement is a more complicated matter, according to the Mercer Town Board of Supervisors at their meeting Thursday.

John Sendra, town board chair, said there are more blight complaints from neighbors of a property in the area of Popko Circle West in Mercer. The most recent complaints were of the property owner conducting a burning that was allowed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, but took place on a Sunday, and before 6 p.m., which are both violations of the town bur...

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