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SUBMITTED PHOTO The City of Carbondale became the fifth municipality to join the Land Bank. The organization, founded in 2015, has been a vital economic development tool in fighting blight and returning properties, homes and land parcels back on the tax rolls to generate valuable revenue for the county and the respective municipalities. Principals at the Oct. 31 ceremony were, from left, first row: Carbondale Councilwoman Mary Lagana, Carbondale Mayor Justin Taylor, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Carbondale City clerk Michele Bannon and Land Bank staff member Ralph Pappas. Second row: Carbondale Councilman Jerry Arnese, Carbondale Councilman Walter Martzen, Land Bank board member Henry Deecke, Carbondale Councilman Joe Connor and NeighborWorks of NEPA President Jesse Ergott.

The City of Carbondale became the fifth municipality to join the Land Bank. The organization, founded in 2015, has been a vital economic development tool in fighting blight and returning properties, homes and land parcels back on the tax rolls to generate valuable revenue for the county and the respective municipalities. Principals at the Oct. 31 ceremony were, from left, first row: Carbondale Councilwoman Mary Lagana, Carbondale Mayor Justin Taylor, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Carbondale City clerk Michele Bannon and Land Bank staff member Ralph Pappas. Second row: Carbondale Councilman Jerry Arnese, Carbondale Councilman Walter Martzen, Land Bank board member Henry Deecke, Carbondale Councilman Joe Connor and NeighborWorks of NEPA President Jesse Ergott.