KSAC To Target Derelict Buildings And Overgrown Lots


The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be targeting some 14 derelict buildings and overgrown open lots in the Corporate Area to have them cleaned.
Town Clerk, Errol Greene, made the disclosure yesterday (October 15) at the KSAC’s monthly meeting, held at its downtown Kingston office.
“We have a number of properties that are derelict, and those will be coming before the Building Committee. for Resolutions to be passed to have them cleaned,” he said.
The KSAC will also be targeting illegal buildings that have been constructed in the city. “Illegal buildings will be a target for my Building Committee this coming month and onwards,” Deputy Mayor, Lee Clarke, said.
He said the KSAC would be serving another 200 notices next month under the Encroachment Act, for the removal of building materials and other objects off the roads in residential areas.
“We have served notices on at least 30 residences in the Upper St. Andrew area in relation to building materials on the streets, and some compliance have been achieved, and we are embarking on a larger scale within the next month,” he said.
Mr. Clarke argued that the removal of these materials would ease traffic congestion in these areas. “This comes about from residents seeking assistance from the KSAC to clean up the roads in the areas, such as in the St. Andrew Hills, Meadowbrook, Havendale, Norbrook and some others,” the Deputy Mayor added.
On another matter, the KSAC has replaced 85 per cent of road signs and street names in the Beverley Hills area, and work has started in the Downtown Kingston area.
“A rough survey would suggest that at least 75 per cent of the streets in Downtown Kingston are without proper signs and we are determined to remedy that situation, and that will be an on-going exercise,” Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Desmond McKenzie assured.

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