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Dryden will survey homes, identify home many are ‘substandard’

The Town of Dryden wants to know, are its houses up to standard?

That’s not the easiest question to answer. Not including the villages of Freeville and Dryden, the town contains 5,300 homes. You also have to define what “standards” are. Still, cognizant that at least some of the bungalows and old farmhouses around town are in rough shape, the town decided to pursue a Housing Conditions Survey to try and get a better grasp of the situation.

“It’s a couple of goals,” said Town of Dryden Planning director Ray Burger. “It’s good to get a periodic look at housing stock, and it’s a gatekeeper to pursue funding for housing stock rehabilitation.”

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