Many local communities are looking at cleaning up their towns and removing unsightly and uncared for properties within their city limits. Efforts are underway in Cowden to put pressure on property owners to take care of their properties, or pay the consequences.
Loren Barnes is the Mayor of Cowden, and says efforts are underway to take problem property owners to court.
Cleaning up dilapidated properties would help with property values within the community, hopefully attracting more potential home owners to Cowden according to Barnes.
Barnes appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show’s Hometown Tour broadcasting live from the Cowden Community Building.