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Glenwood to consider ordinance regulating board-ups

The Village Board on Tuesday agreed to have the village attorney draft an ordinance limiting boarded-up structures in the village.

Last month, a resident complained that a boarded-up gas station on Glenwood-Dyer Road is an eyesore, and Village President Kerry Durkin asked Fire Chief Kevin Welsh, who also serves as Building Department director, to meet with Village Attorney John Donahue to amend the village code.

The ordinance is expected to allow a structure to be boarded-up for no more than 60 days, and the fine for noncompliance could be up to $750 per day after adjudication.

“Board-ups can only be tolerated in the cases where there’s been vandalism or damage from natural disasters, things of that sort,” Welsh said… Please click here to read the full article in the Times by Paul Czapkowicz.

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