The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting is being moved up one day to TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.  The Board of License Commissioners meeting is also scheduled for November 20, 2018, at 6:45 p.m. This is due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Pawtucket's Receivership Program to Combat Blighted Properties Enters its Second Year

This week, Mayor Donald R. Grebien announced that the City identified nine abandoned and problem properties to be placed in receivership. In its second year of the program, the City identifies properties that have numerous outstanding violations that have not been remedied with the zoning and code enforcement department and are unoccupied. With the help and support of the City Council to strengthen the ordinances, the receivership program was established to ensure cleaner, safer neighborhoods for our residents, and positively impact surrounding property values.

 â€œThe receivership process is another tool for the City to improve the quality of life, property values and aesthetics for our residents and neighborhoods,” said Mayor Grebien. “We hear about these problem properties from residents who take pride in their neighborhood, and have made it a priority. We will be moving aggressively to have these problem properties cleaned up, as well as others across the city.”

 In 2017, the City identified five nuisance properties and petitioned the Rhode Island Superior Court to place them into receivership to move forward with abatement. The properties were either appointed a receiver to oversee their clean-up, rehabilitation, and sale or the current owners moved forward with repairs to the properties.

2018 Receivership Program Properties 
Paisley Street 
Magill Street
Magnolia Street 
Armstice Boulevard 
Thomas Avenue 
Centre Street
Randall Street
Mineral Spring Avenue 
Vine Street
2017 Receivership Program Properties
105 Ballston Avenue 
237 Randall Street
94-96 Englewood Avenue
116 Sterry Street
312 Walcott Street

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