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Rocky Mount looks to slow house razing

By Brie Handgraaf

Staff Writer

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With 17 homes from Rocky Mount’s dilapidated home list demolished since July and another 100 awaiting their turn, city officials said they are hoping the comprehensive housing plan that is under way will help identify a way to slow the near-constant growth of the list.

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start fining these property owners with a large enough fine and then maybe they will do something . I would guess that a lot of this property is owned by people out of town . whom don't care what it looks like . and its cheaper for them to pay the city to take care . I worked for a company 20 plus years ago that would do these demolition jobs for the city of rocky mount , with the city taking care of these houses for these out of town people . it was cheaper and easier for them . but my thought is if they where fined a large enough fine then the city would not have such a large problem . then maybe they wouldn't have to rip off the local property owners with high taxes and SUPER HIGH UTILITIES .

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