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Dauphin County commissioners set to adopt land bank ordinance

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The Dauphin County commissioners today are slated to approve the creation of a land bank authority under Act 153, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett last fall.

The commissioners’ weekly meeting was scheduled for 10 a.m.

Land banks are designed to acquire, manage and market vacant and tax-foreclosured properties. The goal is to clean up title on these properties — often acquired through tax sales or a county’s repository of unsold properties — and get them back into productive reuse.

The county land bank authority would be composed of seven members — five from the Dauphin County Redevelopment Authority and two members appointed by the commissioners.

Philadelphia, Reading and Altoona also have been considering land banks as a neighborhood revitalization tool, according to recent reports.

Courtesy of the Central Penn Business Journal. Read the full article here:

Dauphin County commissioners set to adopt land bank ordinance | Central Penn Business Journal.