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By Len Kiese - bio | email

January 8, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's a new year,  but city leaders have the same plan to rid the city of ugly, dilapidated properties.  

Last year, code enforcement developed and began an aggressive approach to rid the city of blight. They started downtown. Blighted property owners were told to board up their buildings and provide a comprehensive plan for the properties.

Downtown Manager Don Buie says most have complied.  

"The ones that continue to be out of compliance, we are allowing the court system to levy whatever measures they have to levy against those persons to bring them into compliance so that's still going to be one of our goals and one of our ongoing challenges," said Buie.

 Buie says progress has been made, but there's still work to do and it won't happen overnight.

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