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1 <br />MOTION: PRINCIPI <br />SECOND: JENKINS <br />May 4, 2010 <br />Regular Meeting <br />Ord. No. 10 -18 <br />RE: DECLARE 13614 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY, WOODBRIDGE, <br />VIRGINIA, A NUISANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPOT <br />BLIGHT PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND AUTHORIZE COUNTY <br />STAFF OR CONTRACTORS TO ENTER ONTO PROPERTY AND <br />ABATE THE NUISANCE THROUGH DEMOLITION AT THE <br />OWNER'S EXPENSE— WOODBRIDGE MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT <br />ACTION: APPROVED <br />WHEREAS, the property at 13614 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, <br />Virginia, is dilapidated and detrimental to the safety, health, or welfare of the community <br />and, therefore, blighted because of the following conditions: it has been vacant or boarded <br />for at least one year; it has been the subject of documented complaints; it is no longer being <br />maintained for useful occupancy; and it lacks normal maintenance and upkeep; and <br />WHEREAS, § 36- 49.1:1, Virginia Code Ann., allows the Board of <br />County Supervisors to determine if a blighted property should be declared a nuisance; and <br />WHEREAS, on April 6, 2010, the Board of County Supervisors <br />authorized a public hearing to determine if the property is a nuisance; and <br />WHEREAS, the County Attorney's Office sent notice of the public <br />hearing, via certified mail, to the owner of the property; and <br />WHEREAS, a public hearing, duly advertised in a local newspaper for a <br />period of two weeks, was held on May 4, 2010, and interested citizens, including the <br />property owner, were given the opportunity to be heard; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Supervisors has deemed the property <br />located at 13614 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, Virginia to be blighted as that <br />term is defined in Virginia Code Ann. § 36 -3 and a nuisance pursuant to Virginia Code <br />Ann. § 36- 49.1:1; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Supervisors has agreed to grant the <br />owner sixty (60) days to demolish and remove the structure using the owner's resources; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Supervisors has determined that if the <br />owner has failed to complete the demolition and removal by July 3, 2010, then County <br />staff or its agents shall do so; and <br />