Great job to everyone that participated in the Havre Pride town cleanup. It didn’t take long with many working people to make Havre look a whole lot better. If only we could now do something about some of the abandoned and boarded up properties about town.
Why doesn’t Havre or Hill County try to pass an ordinance to put some teeth into trying to clean the town up? There are numerous abandoned properties such as this one over near City Hall that are not only an eyesore but also pose safety hazards to our citizens. This specific property has been vacant for years but yet no one seems to care that it stands in this state of disrepair. Where is our County Sanitarian? Why has he ignored this property all these years?
Cascade County is implementing enforcement of an ordinance that was made to encourage improvement of properties in the county that are unsightly and filled with excessive amounts of junk as reported in this KFBB newscast. Why don’t our city or county officials try to follow suit? Since it is an election year we would love to hear from the county candidates about what they think about following Cascade County’s lead. Or instead of a certain city council member having to yell out to the audience that “WE GOVERN YOU!” each meeting he should actually do some governing and look into advancing an ordinance to do something about the ongoing messes about town.