Dilapidated/Condemned properties are a nuisance. They decrease property value, are a haven for crime, and cause general eyesores for surrounding neighbors.
Prior to 2019, the City of Blytheville was knocking down roughly one condemned property per year (usually only during election season). By mapping out our condemned properties, we were able to show the mayor's office just what an uphill battle we had.
With a tremendous effort from both our Code Enforcement and Public Works departments, we have been able to knock down 100+ properties.