City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
Erie Redevelopment Authority — See ADM. Art. 184.
Blighted property removal — See 35 P.S. Sec. 1712.1.
[Ord. 47-2006, passed 9-20-2006]
There is hereby created a Blighted Property Review Committee.
[Ord. 37-1994 §§ 2, 3, 5, passed 4-20-1994; Ord. 47-2006, passed 9-20-2006]
(a) 
The membership of the Blighted Property Review Committee shall be as follows:
(1) 
One City Councilperson;
(2) 
The Executive Director of the City Redevelopment Authority;
(3) 
The Mayor's designee;
(4) 
The Mayor's designee;
(5) 
A representative of the City Planning Commission; and
(6) 
Four adult citizens of the City to be appointed by Council for a two-year term.
(b) 
All of the above-mentioned members of the Committee shall be voting members.
(c) 
In addition to the voting members mentioned above, the Committee shall include the following nonvoting members:
(1) 
Supervisor, City Housing Office;
(2) 
Manager, City Code Enforcement Office;
(3) 
Chief, City Fire Department;
(4) 
Chief, City Police Department;
(5) 
Director of Tax Claim Bureau, County of Erie.
[Ord. 47-2006, passed 9-20-2006]
Five shall be the minimum number of voting members required to be present at any meeting to constitute a quorum.
[Ord. 37-1994 §§ 6, 7, passed 4-20-1994; Ord. 47-2006, passed 9-20-2006]
(a) 
The Blighted Property Review Committee shall meet at least once each month on a date to be determined at its first meeting.
(b) 
At its first meeting the Committee shall elect a chairperson and promulgate procedural rules and regulations consistent with this article.
[Ord. 47-2006, passed 9-20-2006]
(a) 
The Blighted Property Review Committee shall make a good faith effort to utilize the informal mechanism already in place whereby appropriate officers and/or employees of the City and County of Erie coordinate efforts to facilitate the private sales of properties located within the City which real estate taxes are in arrears for two or more years.
(b) 
The Committee shall otherwise take all reasonable steps to facilitate the identification, rehabilitation (where feasible) and/or disposition of blighted property as that term is defined in Pennsylvania P.L. 991, No. 385.