City of Huntington Looks to Combat Unsightly Property

By: WSAZ News Staff
By: WSAZ News Staff

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The city of Huntington is working to use the Home Rule program to target urban blight by issuing on-the-spot citations for nuisance violations.

It includes violations for trash, junk storage, graffiti, weeds and tall grass -- even sidewalks in disrepair. It is all part of the city's major spring cleanup campaign.

Mayor Steve Williams said he hopes the zero tolerance policy will send a strong message. If the measure passes, homeowners would be given two weeks to prove they have corrected the problem.

If not, they could be slapped with a $100 fine for a first offense.

If approved, it would go into effect July 1.

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