Friday, March 11, 2011

Orem tackles hoarding in neighborhoods

As viewers nationwide watch television shows on hoarding, sitting mesmerized and horrified, Orem has been tackling the issue in its own backyard.

As far back as 2001, when the Orem City Council passed a nuisance ordinance focused on community pride and neighborhood preservation, their Neighborhood Preservation Unit has handled hoarding cases. Their most recent estimate is that the unit, which also handles cleaning up suspected drug houses, has responded to 3,000 cases in 2010 alone..." More

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