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Small Towns Clean Up

April 14, 2014, 6:00 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Small Towns Clean Up

As cities such as Sioux Falls take steps to clean-up neighborhoods, small towns across the state are doing the same.

In Webster, the city council is even paying to tear down buildings that have become nuisance properties. Mayor Mike Grosek says the city will demolish and clean close to 10 properties.

"We have to reinvest into the community and this is one way we can do that. Offering a program such as this, hopefully it'll help the whole town," Grosek said.

Grosek says Webster joins many other cities in South Dakota facing the ongoing issue of nuisance properties. As a result, officials will sometimes offer to share the demolition cost with property owners.  In this case, however, the city is footing the entire bill and expects a return on the investment.

"Some of the areas that we're going to be tearing some of the things down are some of the corner properties where a new home can probably be put back up and some tax revenue put back into the city," Grosek said.

Grosek says clearing away a nuisance property clears space for people wanting to build or move a home to the community. He says developers that expand larger cities don’t often invest in the small town of Webster.

"It's looked at by many, but again it's kind of cost prohibitive for so many,” Grosek said. “So hopefully, if we get back into the inner part of town or whatever and have to deal with some of these structures and get rid of them, it'll be a benefit for the city of Webster in the long haul."

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