“A former town board member and local resident is voicing concerns over solar panels and decrepit homes in the town, saying he would like to see an end to them in order to better the appearance of the community.
John Turner, a resident of the town for the past 78 years and who previously served on the town board for four years, has raised concerns about two abandoned houses located on the Nadler family properties on Belldons Road and Route 30.
“They have been sitting there for well over 20 years,” Turner said. “They are in dilapidated condition, and I think it’s about time they take them down.”
According to Turner, the Nadler family used to have farms at the two properties, but now that the family has moved out of the area, the homes have been left abandoned, in dire conditions.
Roofs of both the homes have started to cave in, Turner said. The exterior of the homes are boarded up or have broken windows, peeling siding and overgrown vegetation surrounding the buildings. Turner suggested the town demolish both buildings.
While Supervisor Eric Mead agreed with Turner that homes such as the two owned by the Nadlers can be an eyesore, there is nothing the town can do to get rid of them at the moment, aside from having their building inspector assess the situation and attempt to get in contact with the Nadlers. “
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Blackwood, Winnie. Recorder 5 August 2018.