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Committee approves vacant property ordinance


Last updated 6/19/2019 at 4:12pm

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

City Council member Erik Meis expresses his displeasure with proposed vacant property ordinances as Council President Terry Lilletvedt listens to him during an ordinance meeting Monday at Havre City Hall. Meis said he was concerned with the council approving the ordinance because he wants to avoid micromanaging what citizens do with their private property.

Editor’s note: This corrects the job of Samantha Clawson.

The Havre City Council Ordinance Committee advanced a proposal to regulate vacant property in the city after a number of people voice support at its meeting Monday.

"You just move forward one step at a time and maybe baby steps," council President Terry Lilletvedt said.

The committee sent the proposed Vacant Property Registration Ordinance to the city attorney for review before it goes before the full council.

The topic of vacant properties in Havre has been a hotbutton issue for several years.

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