Hurricane Katrina Slabs to be Removed

Slabs left from Hurricane Katrina will soon be a thing of the past in the city of Gulfport.
Today, the City Council unanimously passed an ordinance which will eventually lead to their removal.
The city has sent out letters asking property owners who still have concrete slabs originally built before Katrina remaining on their property to remove them. If they do not remove the slab within the designated time, they will be called to a hearing in front of the City Council. If the owner fails to appear, it will eventually lead to the city going in and removing the slab.
Head of Urban Development for the city of Gulfport Greg Pietrangelo said, “Ten years is long enough. It’s time to move on. These are remembrances of a devastating storm that touched all of our lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and quite frankly, we’re just getting tired of seeing them. Some places they are very much an eyesore.”
The slab ordinance goes into effect immediately. The city hopes property owners will take the initiative themselves to remove the remaining slabs without intervention.

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