In November of 2017, City Council passed Ordinance 1903 providing procedures, incentives, maintenance, and marketing for Abandoned and Vacant Buildings within the City of Russell. The Governing Body finds that abandoned and vacant residential and commercial buildings adversely affects quality of life, creates blight, and impacts local property values. These buildings are also known to attract vandalism, become havens for drug use and other crime, and require expenditure of public funds for police protection, fire protection, and housing inspection. Lastly, the Governing Body finds that public health, safety, and welfare are adversely affected by abandonment and prolonged vacancies in residential and commercial buildings. Read Ordinance 1903 in its entirety here.
To Report a Vacant or Abandoned Building, please fill out the form below: