Anti-blight ordinance changes are approved in Shelton

The city has revised its anti-blight ordinance, shortening the amount of time a cited property owner has to clean up a property and increasing the fines for non-compliance.

The fine for failing to remove blight once cited was $10, but that will now increase to a range of $50 to $100 (the state maximum).

The goal is give the city’s anti-blight officials “more in the way of tools to work with,” said Alderman Eric McPherson.

The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the update to the anti-blight ordinance at its Feb. 11 meeting.