historic jewel in need of repair and preservation?
BY ROBERT SWIFTTimes Tribune
HARRISBURG BUREAU CHIEF
HARRISBURG — Communities have new powers to tackle blight under a law signed this week by Gov. Ed Rendell.
The law gives court-appointed conservators a green light to fix up seriously blighted buildings. Taking effect in late February, the law enables a municipality, school district, local non-profit corporation or business within 500 feet of a property to petition county Common Pleas Court to appoint a conservator. The conservator would have authority to take control of a property and bring it up to building code requirements. More....