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Property cleanup effort continues
by Jebb Johnston
Oct 28, 2016 | 2052 views | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A number of city properties entered the adjudication process Friday in anticipation of a possible grant program to help demolish blighted properties.

The Board of Aldermen, in a special meeting, voted to adjudicate two dozen properties identified for inclusion in the program, which would focus on demolition of structures.

The declining properties are generally experiencing rot that is leading to structural issues such as caving roofs.

If the city is awarded a slot in the possible upcoming program, it would be reimbursed for the cost of demolishing structures. Code Enforcement Officer Kim Ratliff said it would be a beneficial situation for both the city and the property owner.

“It would rid the city of a blighted structure but also provide the property owner with a clear lot that’s not only free of a dilapidated structure but also has a clear title where they could rebuild upon it or sell it,” he said.

The adjudicated properties are:

• 1111 Meigg Street

• 1002 Meigg Street

• 1207 Meigg Street

• 1515 Meigg Street

• 805 Wallace Street

• 1101 Phillips Street

• 3805 Mathis Road

• 412 Violet Street

• Properties without a house number given on Wick Street (Agnew), Dunlap Street (Ella Spence estate), Allen Street (Patterson) and Tate Street (Reed)

The list includes 12 others not identified with street names or house numbers.

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