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Blight Study OK'd

In November 2021, the Sidney City Council approved contracting with Five Rule Rural Planning to conduct a blight and substandard study.

In his report, City Manager David Scott said the City is now in the process of that study, and presented maps for the council's review.

Scott said the last full blight study of the city was done in 1994. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development requires a blight study be conducted every 10 years, he said.

According to Nebraska Revised Statute 18-2103, (for the purposes of Community Development Law), “Blighted area means an area (a) which, by reason of t...


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