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County Code Enforcement’s Operation Fight The Blight Is Big Success At Mid-way Point
County Code Enforcement’s Operation Fight The Blight Is Big Success At Mid-way Point

Brandon, Florida--Hillsborough County Code Enforcement kicked off its 30-day Operation Fight the Blight: Orient Park cleanup campaign on April 2. Now at the mid-way point, officers have collected 600 cubic yards of trash, debris and junk from the Orient Park area.

Boundaries for the sweep reach from N. 62nd Street east to N. 76th Street and from Columbus Drive north to Martin Luther King Boulevard. Several dumpsters are located at 3100 N. 66th St. in Tampa for residents to drop off trash, debris and other items.

Since Operation Fight The Blight: Orient Park kicked off April 2, the teams have:

  • Inspected 458 properties
  • Issued 184 citations for various violations including overgrowth
  • Picked up 995 discarded tires
  • Cleaned off 1,500 square feet of graffiti from buildings and fences
  • Collected 600 cubic yards of trash and debris
  • Demolished a condemned and abandoned house

Operation Fight The Blight will continue until the end of April. Code Enforcement would like to thank the residents in the area who have participated to make the cleanup campaign a success.

Code Enforcement teamed up with Orient Park residents and Tampa Electric Company workers, along with several other County agencies, including Affordable Housing Services, Animal Services, Public Utilities Department, and Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Code Enforcement officers are conducting the sweep to reduce crime and help create a safer environment for families.

Release courtesy of Hillsborough County News

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