Cherokee County New Ordinance

Published 07/17 2013 05:21PM

Updated 07/18 2013 09:33AM

CHEROKEE COUNTY, KS.--- A new Cherokee County ordinance is aimed at cleaning up potentially hazardous properties. On Monday, Cherokee County commissioners signed an ordinance aimed at cleaning up dilapidated properties.

Commissioner Richard Hilderbrand says the measure will only effect structures in unincorporated areas of the county. He says the goal is to improve community safety, and appearance.

"It affects people in where they live, their pride of ownership, the value of their land, it just affects everything. Perception is very key in that," said Richard Hilderbrand, Cherokee County Commission.

The ordinance will go into effect next week, after it's printed in the county newspaper of record.

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