Photo Gallery: The Salisbury West End Blight Tour

Posted on September 5, 2016

Kenny Hardin, Salisbury City Councilman

♦ Several times a week, I ride through the various neighborhoods to assess the conditions and talk to random residents that are out and about.

This morning, I visited the Jersey City Community and followed it up with a driving tour of the West End. Since I grew up on the West End and still have family and friends there, I tend to spend more time there.

I rode the entire area this morning paying close attention to the overall blighted condition. What I noticed was the number of boarded up homes, seeming abandoned property, abandoned equipment, appliances in front yards, overgrowth, discarded furniture in front of homes, buildings in disrepair, trash dumped on the street curb and an abundance of empty lots.

This was disheartening to see. I’ve been in two Community meeting in the last month where residents pleaded with City officials for assistance.

Whether it’s absentee landlords, City or homeowner negligence or lack of resources, this has to improve.

Photo Gallery: The Salisbury West End Blight Tour 2016:

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