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By Alex Ross 

Committee talks options on vacant property ordinance


February 28, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Vacant Property Registration Ordinance Ad Hoc Committtee members Samantha Clawson, from left, her husband and City Council Member Caleb Hutchins and state Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, listen during the committee's meeting in the Havre-Hill County Library Tuesday.

The Havre City Council's Vacant Properties Ad Hoc Committee met Tuesday evening to discuss the elements many communities have in their vacant property registry ordinances or VPROs to address derelict property ownership.

A VPRO would require owners of vacant properties to register with the city. A registry of information of owners and vacant and foreclosed properties would be maintained. It could also require buyers of vacant properties have a timeline and plan to rehabilitate their properties.

City Council Member Caleb Hutchins, a member of the committee, distributed a worksheet that l...

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