Blight Solutions Committee

John Geheran Temporary Chair
Robert Barnes Member
John Dwyer Member
Ed Hatfield Member
Alan Hull Member
Neil Lustig Member
William Navas Member
Ed Platt Member
Richard Teardo Member
Anne Westerman Member

General Information:

The Task Force was created by the Board of Selectmen on July 16, 2013:

Proposal: Establish an exploratory committee to review the concept of a Blight Ordinance for Southbury and make a recommendation to the Board of Selectman.

Scope of Work: The committee will clarify the objectives and benefits of a blight ordinance, describe how it would be implemented including staffing, cost and risks, and make recommendations on what must be done to establish such an ordinance in Southbury. Draft language of the ordinance would be provided. A review of experiences in other towns as well as the views of the CT Historic Trust will be included. At least one public hearing will be conducted by the Exploratory Committee to gather input from the community before making a final recommendation. The Committee will create and maintain a web page to communicate with the community.

Structure: The Committee will elect its own chair. It will be supported by the Land Use Coordinator who will facilitate their meetings including arranging for filing of agenda and recording of minutes.

Timing: The Committee will have 6 months from the time of their first organizational meeting to complete their review and make their recommendation to the Board of Selectmen.

Minutes and Agendas:

Listing files in 'Blight Solutions Committee'