Thursday, February 22, 2018
A better way to board up homes?
From CBS 2:
Broken, boarded windows are a telltale sign of a an abandoned zombie home. Throughout the tri-state area, they attract vandals and squatters.
In Massapequa, neighbors count as many as 50 eyesores dragging down property values.
Gaetine Hodnett lives next door to one such home. After complaining to the town of Oyster Bay, her local government responded with a first for Long Island.
The town has passed a law banning the use of plywood to cover windows and doors. Instead, owners and banks will have to use clear boards made of polycarbonate.
The clear boards, mandated elsewhere in the nation, bring light into an abandoned house and keep criminals out.