Olive Branch focuses on controlling blight

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: November 29, 2021 2:57 PM CT | Published: November 29, 2021 2:39 PM CT
<strong>Jason Gambone, director of planning for the city of Olive Branch, took photos of houses as part of an idea to bring a property maintenance code to the town. The photos demonstrate conditions that he thought would likely be violations and require homeowners to fix things like damages to siding, roofing and fencing.</strong> (Courtesy of Jason Gambone)

Jason Gambone, director of planning for the city of Olive Branch, took photos of houses as part of an idea to bring a property maintenance code to the town. The photos demonstrate conditions that he thought would likely be violations and require homeowners to fix things like damages to siding, roofing and fencing. (Courtesy of Jason Gambone)

Concerns about absentee landlords have led Olive Branch and other DeSoto County cities to look at ordinances to control blight.

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Olive Branch Blight Southaven Darren Musselwhite Allen Latimer
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