Is this “blight”? According to a recently city-commissioned study, this driveway in Highland exhibits blight because it has grass or weed growth in its asphalt surface.
Is this “blight”? According to a recently city-commissioned study, this driveway in Highland exhibits blight because it has grass or weed growth in its asphalt surface. Curt Libbra clibbra@bnd.com
Is this “blight”? According to a recently city-commissioned study, this driveway in Highland exhibits blight because it has grass or weed growth in its asphalt surface. Curt Libbra clibbra@bnd.com

Highland paid $41K to be told town is ‘blighted.’ Now the city can levy new sales tax.

August 31, 2017 09:23 AM

UPDATED August 31, 2017 01:05 PM

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