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File #: 2017-2103    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 11/9/2017 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 12/6/2017 Final action: 12/31/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Ordinance supplement the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article VII, Disruptive Properties, by adding the Chapter 672, Protocols for Boarding-Up Vacant and Abandoned Residential Properties.
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle
Title
Ordinance supplement the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article VII, Disruptive Properties, by adding the Chapter 672, Protocols for Boarding-Up Vacant and Abandoned Residential Properties.

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WHEREAS, The City Council determines that the presence of unsecured vacant and abandoned buildings creates blight; and,

WHEREAS, it is recognized that blight lowers property values, leads to deteriorating conditions, undermines the quality of life, impacts public health, safety and general welfare and also invites and results in human injury and criminal activities; and,

WHEREAS, the traditional method of boarding up windows with plywood is unsightly and can contribute to blight and decline in property values in neighborhoods with large number of vacant and abandoned buildings; and,

WHEREAS, the City Council finds the prolonged presence of unsecured, vacant and abandoned structures to be unacceptable to the citizens of the City of Pittsburgh; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article VII, Disruptive Properties, is hereby supplemented as follows:

Chapter 672. PROTOCOLS FOR BOARDING-UP VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
Section 672.01 - DEFINTIONS
a. FINANCIAL INSTITUTION. A lender, bank, financial institution, or servicer engaged in the financial services business and any of their successors or assigns that own, hold, service and/or serve as trustee of a secured interest in a residential property by way of a mortgage or otherwise. "Engaged in the financial services business" applicable to a financial institution means to engage in underwriting, originating or making loans secured by a mortgage on real property; or servicing loans secured by a mortgage on real property in any respect, including, but not limited to, collection of payments, creation and administration of escrow and insurance accounts, assessment of late-payme...

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