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Vacant property ordinance proposal sent back for revision by attorney


August 22, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

The vacant Woodrow Apartments stand in the evening sun Tuesday on Fifth Avenue.

The Havre mayor and a city council member are at odds over a city attorney's recommendation on a proposed ordinance covering vacant properties.

An attorney representing Havre from Hi-Line Law told the city last Tuesday that a proposed vacant property registration ordinance would not be in the city's best interest if the ordinance was passed. 

"I have reviewed the Vacant Property Registry Ordinance, and as I said in my last email, I do not believe it is in the city's best interest, liability-wise, to pass this ordinance," an email from Hi-Line Law owner and attorney Jennifer Forsyth to co...

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