Advertisements
LATEST STORIES

Blight Fight: Bristol has plenty of eyesores to tackle

101 Jacobs Street

Every month the Bristol Code Enforcement Committee meets to discuss what properties need help or demolition if needed.

According to the March 1, 2016 Code Enforcement Committee meeting minutes, under new business, It was brought to the attention of the committee that the homeless are setting up camp on the railway. The Committee asked that property owners remove all mattresses and tents. It was noted the Police Department was notified of the situation.

Also discussed was a complaint from a tenant occupying an apartment at 28 Landry Street. After a committee inspection, it was noted that the first and second floor apartments are utilized as storage with the overflow in the hallways.

Additionally 101 Jacobs Street was discussed as the homeowner has not made repairs to the electrical boxes, repair to a wall within the basement and the installation of a fire alarm system. A condemnation warning notice has been issued.

Other properties discussed during the March meeting include:

The owner of 102 South Street is in the process of evicting the tenants. Once the tenants have moved out the owner will repair required items as the tenants will not allow access.

A discussion arose about 301 Main Street as several inspection notices were mailed to the owner due to debris/garbage on the front lawn and lack of exterior maintenance. The owner also owns several properties throughout Bristol with code enforcement orders.

The committee also discussed 7-11 West Street. The property owner has not repaired items ordered by the Fire Department and the plans for the fire alarm system have been submitted and approved but not installed.

A clean-up was ordered at 127 Pine Street as the tenant runs a business cleaning out properties and dumping the debris on the property. The City is unable to charge the tenant and can only place a lien on the property. Ultimately, the owner of the property is responsible for his tenants’ actions.

Several properties on Divinity Street was addressed due to unregistered motor vehicles and a lack of exterior maintenance. Warning notices was mailed out to each individual owner.

The committee also approved tax freezes for 45 Stearns Street and 474 Birch Street.

54 Locust Street was denied the tax freeze as the repairs to the property do not conform to the guidelines set forth within the Tax Assessment Freeze Program.

The Mayor’s Code Enforcement Committee is a collaboration of city officials from multiple city departments, some with statutory authority, who work in concert conducting team inspections and handling enforcement of blighted properties.

Advertisements

ABOUT THE BRISTOL ROUNDUP

The Roundup is a popular magazine style publication covering local news, events and information about the greater Bristol Connecticut area. The Roundup, started by Bristol native Mike Uchalid currently has over 5,400 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 50,000 readers across multiple sites, pages and groups. The Roundup provides accurate information, events, news and so much more. We hope you enjoy the site!

MORE NEWS FROM ROUNDUP PARTNER: FOX 61

Apricots Restaurant & Pub in Famington has closed

Apricots Restaurant & Pub in Famington has closed

FARMINGTON —  Apricots Restaurant & Pub abruptly closed leaving behind a chain-locked door and sign that says, “Closed till further notice.” Concerned employees reached out to FOX61 after learning they were out of a job, Thursday. “There was no discussion of it, there was no official word from management, or the owner who was saying this was going to happen, this was completely out of the blue,” Apricots server Rachel Benoit said. Benoit said she and her co-workers learned of […]

The end of the car tax? Tentative budget deal calls for its elimination

The end of the car tax? Tentative budget deal calls for its elimination

HARTFORD — Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives are learning details of a tentative, bipartisan budget framework, including proposals to increase the cigarette tax and eventually eliminate local motor vehicle taxes. According to lawmakers, the mil rate for motor vehicle taxes would increase to 39 in the first year of implementation, and be outright abolished in the second year. Top Democratic and Republican House leaders briefed rank-and-file members on Thursday. More meetings are planned next week. Rank-and-file senators are […]

Demo clearing way for waterfront West Haven mall

Demo clearing way for waterfront West Haven mall

WEST HAVEN —  A highly contested, upscale, waterfront mall in West Haven is now more than just a plan. For four years The Haven, to be built just north of First Avenue, has been in the works and Thursday morning, it became closer to the real thing. The first of over 50 properties that will need to be demolished, was leveled at the corner of First Ave. and Main St. “It’s music to my ears,” said Mayor Ed O’Brien (D-West […]

Clear night with temps in mid 40s; sunny, delightful Friday

Clear night with temps in mid 40s; sunny, delightful Friday

Our beautiful stretch of sunny and mild weather continues! Winds will slowly diminish tonight with temperatures falling into the 40s and 50s. Friday will remain sunny and mild with highs near 70 degrees. Then a little warm-up gets underway just in time for the weekend with blue skies and highs in the mid-upper 70s. Clouds will start to increase a bit on Monday followed by showers and maybe a period of heavy rain Tuesday into Wednesday morning. We could really […]

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s