Q What should be done with personal property found during the clean-up of land deemed to be a menace to the public health, safety and welfare of the community in accordance with Section 21-19-11?

A Section 21-19-11 does not specify what should be done with personal property the municipality comes across during the cleanup process authorized therein, but once the clean-up process is complete, the municipality could dispose of any personal property. Any funds obtained in the disposition of such personal property would be applied to offset any clean-up costs adjudicated by the municipality. (The municipality may also sell materials retained from the demolition or seizure of abandoned houses of buildings in accordance with Section 21-19-20.) (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Sutton, July 6, 2015)