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Vacant Property Review Committee

Five Members – 3yr. terms

Function: The Vacant Property Review Committee and the Planning Commission, upon making a determination that any property is blighted within the terms of Article 1728 and the enabling legislation, must certify such blighted property to the Redevelopment Authority in accordance with the provisions of law. The Redevelopment Authority shall then have the powers under law to acquire such blighted property and to hold, clear, manage and/or dispose of such property for residential and related use.

Term of Service: The Committee shall be made up of five members as follows: one member being the Director of Community Development; one member being from the City Redevelopment Authority; one member being from the Planning Commission; one member being from Council; and one member being from the public at large, to be designated by the Mayor. The term of service of the first five members of the Vacant Property Review Committee shall be three years from the date of passage of this section. Any member of the Committee who moves his residence from the City shall create a vacancy on the Committee. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term so vacated. An appointed official’s term on the Committee shall never exceed his term in the appointed office.

Meetings: The Vacant Property Review Committee shall meet at least four times a year at regularly scheduled intervals. Notice of Committee meetings shall be publicly advertised. Three members shall constitute a quorum.

Contact: Community Development (717) 849-2264

Vacant Property Review Committee Ordinance (View)

Vacant Property Registration Ordinance (View)

To register a Vacant Property contact: Fire Administration (717) 854-3921

Members

  1. David Cross (Redevelopment Authority Appointment) - Term Expires: April 28, 2014
  2. H. Michael Buckingham (Planning Commission Appointment) - Term Expires: March 1, 2014
  3. Sandy Walker (Citizen - Mayor Appointment) - Term Expires: March 1, 2016 
  4. Michael Ray Helfrich, Councilman (Council Appointment) - Term Expires: First Monday of January 2014
  5. Kevin Schreiber, Director of Economic & Community Development - City Staff