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Williston begins foreclosures

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By Carolyn Ten Broeck, Editor

Property owners who ignore the fines placed on them by the Board of Adjustments and Code Enforcement for being in non-compliance with city ordinances may soon face harsher penalties.

City Manager Scott Lippmann announced Tuesday night that the city now has liens on six non-compliant properties and has begun foreclosure proceedings on three of them.

Some of property owners have been in non-compliance for over two years, he said, and the fines are growing daily.

Lippmann noted two weeks ago that three of those cases go back to 2015, and include properties owned by Diane Richardson (old Winn Dixie property), Frederick Enterprises on NE 2nd Avenue, Esidora Zamora on SE 5th Street and the Roswell Development Group.

"We don't want to foreclose," Council President Nancy Wininger said. Previously the councilwoman had said the council simply wants people to clean up their properties and come into compliance.