TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - City council members discussed a new ordinance Tuesday that would require vacant property owners to enter a registry.
The properties would have to meet certain criteria, including going sixty days without utilities or having boarded-up windows.
Council members gave White Lakes Mall as an example.
Owners would pay a registration fee every six months, creating a financial incentive to take action on vacant buildings.
The vote was deferred until the council's Nov. 19th meeting.