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City officials want abandoned properties cleaned up

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City Manager Marty Shingler says the city will take action to clean up abandoned properties City Manager Marty Shingler says the city will take action to clean up abandoned properties
Owners received notices to clean up their property within 30 days. Owners received notices to clean up their property within 30 days.
A judge can set a limit of up to 270 days to have the property cleaned up. A judge can set a limit of up to 270 days to have the property cleaned up.
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DONALSONVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Donalsonville city leaders are cracking down neighborhood eyesores. The city council recently passed new ordinances and approved tearing down numerous blighted properties.

Owners receive notices to clean up their property within 30 days. After that, the city can start the process of getting permission from a judge to demolish a vacant building and placing a lien on the property. The owner has 3 years to pay it back or else the city can auction the property. City officials just want their city to be presentable.

"You know we give them a lot time before we take any kind of action," said City Manager Marty Shingler. "We respect property rights, but at some point in time the city has to take some action."

A judge can set up a limit of 270 days to have the property cleaned up.

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