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Derry officials discuss building decay downtown
The two groups met after the regular council meeting and spent a portion of the approximately two-hour discussion dealing with the downtown area, where some vacant properties stand.
Some of the downtown buildings have sat vacant for years and become potential health hazards, said Planning Board member Jim MacEachern.
In some cases, there are areas of the downtown where portions of a vacant building have already been condemned by the town. He suggested that the town consider crafting an ordinance that could address a property with condemned portions when it reaches a certain ratio.
"You can be firm but fair," MacEachern said.
"Just because it's vacant doesn't necessarily mean it's blighted," Mackey said.
The former Broadway Pets business was mentioned by members of both groups as a property that has been neglected and sat vacant for too long.
"So, there are some limitations of getting stuff done necessarily as quickly as I'd like to," Mackey said.
Mackey said there is enough work now to keep a full-time employee busy.
And rather than limiting meetings to once a year, Councilor Neil Wetherbee suggested the two groups can meet more often during the year if necessary.
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