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Montreal city council ponders blight

By Zachary Marano

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MONTREAL, Wis. — Mayor Erik Guenard told the Montreal City Council Tuesday evening there is a lot of construction and urban improvement happening in the city, but there is also a rise in blight in certain areas, including dilapidated buildings, unregistered vehicles and grass higher than 8 inches.

Blight violations are identified by a blight enforcement officer. If the owner of the blighted property does not address it, the city sends in lawn services. The cost of the services are added to the owner’s taxes, said a city official.

The city council di...

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