The role of the Blight Commission is to make the VIllage safer and more vibrant while removing impediments to future development. It develops policies and proposed ordinances to address blighted properties. The Village Faces blight challenges due to decades of population loss, property abandonment, and declining economy. The prevalence of these issues propted citizens to identify blight elimination as a key objective in the Village's Master Plan. The Blight Commission works with the Village staff, residents and other stakeholders to ensure that sites are cleared and that unsafe vacant structures are boarded or demolished. The Commission makes recommendations to the Village Council for action. There is no fixed meeting schedule for the Blight Commission. Meetings are held as needed.