The effort continues to clean up blighted property in Pana. One issue that comes with cleaning up communities and unmaintained property gaining ownership of the property, or getting the current owners to agree to tearing down dilapidated buildings.
George Heintz is Pana's Code Enforcement Officer, and is helping with the effort to clean up the town. Heintz says the city just recently came into ownership of several properties which will help speed up the process of tearing those buildings down.
There are many more properties however that need attention. Heintz says these properties are owned by a number of different organizations.
Heintz appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.