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(A) The Town Council finds that there exists within the town a large number of real properties containing vacant buildings that are poorly maintained.
(B) It is further found that these poorly maintained vacant buildings are a major cause and source of blight in residential and non-residential areas.
(C) It is further found that the existence of vacant and blighted buildings adversely affects the economic well-being of the town, and is inimical to the health, safety and welfare of town citizens, thereby constituting a nuisance dangerous or prejudicial to the public health or public safety.
(D) It is further found that many of the vacant and blighted buildings can be rehabilitated and used to provide decent, safe facilities for the use(s) in which the buildings were originally constructed, and the rehabilitation, and reuse would eliminate, remedy and prevent the adverse conditions described.
(E) It is further found that the abatement of vacant and blighted buildings is a benefit to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the town.
(Ord. passed 8-17-2006)