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Fairbury Abatement Procedure

The City of Fairbury continues to focus on the abatement of housing considered to be dilapidated or dangerous. While the primary motivation for the condemning and tearing down of such houses is safety, there are other concerns, such as crime rates and the overall appearance of the city.Given the increased emphasis in recent years on eliminating dilapidated housing, FJN reached out to Fairbury Mayor Spencer Brown and asked about the specific process that must be undertaken before a house can be demolished.The first step is when the Code Enforcement Officer identifies a structure as a possible unsafe structure of various degrees, according to ...

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