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• It has come to my attention that the Town of Farragut has ordinances (which are published on the Town of Farragut website), Section 14 and 22, that specifically address blighted areas and vacant buildings that are eyesores in the Town of Farragut. These ordinances clearly state actions that are to be taken by the Town administrator and Board of Mayor and Aldermen to rectify this situation. Further, many states and communities are passing bills to prevent Vacancy Fraud and Vacancy Relief. A Vacancy Fraud Act allows a taxing body or representative of a taxing body to file a vacancy fraud complaint with the county board of review if property is receiving vacancy relief and the property owner is not actively attempting to lease, sell or alter the property.

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