Plaquemine continues fight against blight

Special to The Post South
The City of Plaquemine demolishes a condemned house on Church Street.

The City of Plaquemine is continuing its initiative to remove dilapidated and dangerous houses. Often these houses are used for drug dealing and use, and are also health and safety hazards.

Rubble left after the demolition of a blighted property.

It is a difficult legal process, usually taking a year or more, to have a house condemned and demolished, and is a last resort when the owners refuse to repair them or the owners cannot be located through numerous means.