[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the Municipality of Norristown 12-6-2005 by Ord. No. 05-22. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created, effective immediately, a committee as described by Section 1712.1 of the Pennsylvania Urban Redevelopment Law (35 P.S. 1712.1) providing blighted property removal, consisting of four members as specified by the Act, and known as the "Blighted Property Removal Committee."
[Amended 9-6-2011 by Ord. No. 11-12]
The Blighted Property Review Committee shall consist of the following members:
One member of the Norristown Municipal Council;
One representative of the Norristown Planning Commission;
One representative of the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority; and
One representative to be designated by the Municipal Administrator from the Executive Branch of the Municipality.
The members of the Property Review Committee shall serve for staggered four-year terms beginning with the date of their appointment and ending on December 31 of the year they were appointed. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be only for the unexpired portion of a term ending at the end of the calendar year.
The Blighted Property Review Committee shall have power and authority to operate under the Act to provide for the designation, certification and removal of blighted property as defined in the Act, to operate in conjunction with and cooperate with the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Montgomery bringing about the acquisition by the exercise of eminent domain or otherwise, as authorized by the Act, and elimination of blighted property within the Municipality; and to this end, said Committee shall have all power and authority to do such acts and deeds as are necessary and appropriate to carry out the goals of the Act and this chapter.
Notice of the determination by the Committee that a property is blighted property within the meaning of the Act shall be given to the owner of the property or his agent, consisting of the Committee's resolution certifying the property to be blighted, together with or including an order from the Committee to the owner directing the elimination of the conditions, by personal service of the Committee's resolution upon the owner or by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by posting a copy of the Committee's resolution in a conspicuous place on the property. The owner or his agent shall have the right to appeal from the Committee's determination by filing a written notice within 10 business days from the date of service, to the local District Judge.