Mayor Drennan will continue to clear the city of condemned properties
Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan and the City of Slidell are cracking down on blighted properties. Mayor Drennan met with Councilman Sam Abney and contractors from Peake Construction on Saturday, June 23, as the house at 448 Olive Drive in Slidell was being demolished.
The property, located in District B, flooded during Hurricane Katrina and was subsequently abandoned by the homeowners after they gutted the home in 2006. The owners received permits to repair the home, but never followed through with the repairs. After numerous notifications, the City was forced to condemn the property.
“This is just another step in taking care of blight in the City of Slidell,” said Councilman Abney, who represents District B. “It is long overdue, but we are pleased the process is taking place now and hopefully, many more will come.”
Mayor Drennan and the City of Slidell are cracking down on blighted properties. This was the first of several planned demolitions of condemned properties in Slidell. The Tiki Recreational Association in Lakewood was demolished on June 28 and a house on Old Spanish Trail is scheduled to be demolished the first week of July.
“In an effort to continue moving forward from Katrina, the city has stepped up with funds to demolish abandoned properties and clean up the city,” said Mayor Drennan. “These abandoned properties are dangerous and bad for our City. Following the proper procedures of the law, we will continue to pursue action from homeowners who have abandoned their property and will continue to condemn homes that are not properly maintained.”