Monday, November 20th

Green Meadows used to be a thriving bar and restaurant near Taylor on Hwy. 95, but it burned down a few years ago. Now there is an abandoned house in the middle of the rubble, leaving local authorities to deal with the clean-up.

This and other abandoned properties can create a potential litany of problems for cities and counties who want to get rid of them. There is no uniform way to handle a case.

Some are simple lots that have been abandoned and left to fall apart and other times the properties come to the Public Health Department as human health hazards.

“Those types of things are things such as communicable disease control, garbage and refuse, air or groundwater pollution, etc.