In an emergency meeting of the Oneonta Board of Public Service, it was decided that a residence at 503 Main Street is “blighted and unsafe”, which means that whoever owns the property now has 30 days to vacate the premises so that the city can go in to clean up the garbage, board up broken windows and secure the building.

503 Main St., garbage (Credit: AllOTSEGO)

According to AllOTSEGO, a neighbor to the property contacted the city to complain that the owner had died and the property had dangerously declined. A deputy code enforcement officer followed up with a report that the premises was in very bad shape with broken windows, an unsafe balcony, a bad roof, and garbage piled up on the grounds of the property. A second neighbor also reported that several people have been seen coming and going from the house.inspection is being scheduled with a police escort.

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A city inspection is being scheduled with a police escort.

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