Tribe Seeks Inventory of Abandoned Structures

Oct 30, 2014

In terms of public safety, the risks associated with abandoned structures in our community vary from minimal to high, depending on several factors. Tribal Council has enlisted the assistance of the HAVFD, and is also requesting assistance from community members to build an inventory of abandoned structures and move forward with an assessment as to which sites pose a public safety hazard.

The hazard assessment will be determined by a committee comprised of experts from the HAVFD, Environment, Planning & Infrastructure and Compliance Divisions, and a cost associated with demolition of the highest risk sites will be developed. Tribal Council is first assessing the need and from that, will develop a budget and consider priorities to assist our community members with burned or abandoned structures.

We ask for your assistance in developing an inventory. If you have responsibility or knowledge of a structure in need of demolition, please submit the following information to the Communications Department by November 21, 2014:

  • Land owner
  • Contact person, name, phone #
  • Address
  • Brief description of need

Submissions can be mailed to Communications Department, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655 or sent by email to If you have any questions, please call 518-358-2272.