Q The city contemplates a cleanup project under Section 21-19-11, which would entail tearing down and removing dilapidated buildings. How must the city treat the personal property remaining after cleanup?

A A municipality must take “reasonable precautions to prevent the destruction of the value of personal property”, but may dispose of the personal property, if it is determined to be abandoned, in accordance with Section 21-39-21. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Miller, September 20, 2013)