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W.Va. towns seek state help in blight battle

September 8, 2013
Associated Press

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Municipalities in West Virginia are asking lawmakers for help in their battle against blight.

A resolution endorsed by the West Virginia Municipal League seeks an amendment to the statutory lien requirement that would give municipalities access to insurance settlements. They would use the money to recoup the costs of cleaning up properties declared a total loss.

Clarksburg City Councilwoman Margaret Bailey tells The Exponent Telegram ( ) that the amendment would put the cleanup responsibility back on property owners and real estate companies.

Philippi Mayor Jerry Mouser says any help from the state would be appreciated.


Information from: The Exponent Telegram,



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