Task Force Gives Presentation on Plan to Fight Blight in Lackawanna County

JESSUP, Pa. -- Folks in Lackawanna County came together Thursday night in an effort to fight blight

A good crowd packed a room at the Lackawanna County Public Safety building in Jessup.

A task force was created about six months ago by Lackawanna County Landbank joining the county agency with a nonprofit called NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Thursday night, was a presentation of what the group came up with to rid the county of blight.

“Things like property conservatorship, quality of life ticketing ordinances, all different methods that municipalities can use to address blighted properties, either prevented blight from occurring or cleaning up existing blighted properties and redeveloping them,” said Todd Pousley with NeighborWorks.

Most of those attending the meeting were representatives of municipalities in Lackawanna County.

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