City Council to discuss foreclosing on nuisance properties

boarded up home vacant propertyMedford, Ore. — The city of Medford is cracking down on what it calls nuisance properties. On Thursday the council will decide whether or not to begin the foreclosure process on some 2 dozen homes, that the city has paid to clean up, board up or deal with other issues.

Medford Police Sergeant Don Lane says the goal is voluntary compliance before further action is taken.

“We’re always trying to get people to comply,” Sgt. Don Lane says, “we say hey we cleaned this up and we need the funds back, what will it take for you to get us the funds, because ultimately it’s the city’s money; it’s the public’s money that we’re using.”

Delinquent property owners owe the city more than $50,000. The council will discuss the issue during Thursday’s noon session.


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