Monthly Reports FY 2010/2011 (PDF)
Type of Allocation: City Direct Delivery
Demolition and/or nuisance abatement of property safety/maintenance code violations, which contribute to severe blighting and unsafe conditions within neighborhoods and provide potential haven for criminal activity. Municipal Code Compliance Division cites unsafe structures, abandoned/junk vehicles, residential/commercial minimum building standards violations, nuisance (overgrowth, trash, debris, etc.) conditions, and vacant/open structures, which require board-up.
If owners fail to address unsafe structure and/or nuisance issues, provided funding assists with demolition and site clearance activities to correct code violations. DART (Drug Abatement Response Team): MCCD partners with core agencies Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Building Inspections Division, in addition to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Division, Animal Care and Control, J.E.A., Community Services, and the State Bureau of Alcohol, Beverages, ;amp; Tobacco to inspect properties where reported criminal activities occur. During DART 'hits' or projects, MCCD may deem a structure as unsafe and subsequently condemn it; if negligent owners fail to correct violations, the city may ultimately arrange for abatement via demolition of unsafe structures and/or heavy debris site clearance of nuisance conditions.