Wood County Commission Discusses Dilapidated Properties |  News, Sports, Jobs

Wood County Commission Discusses Dilapidated Properties | News, Sports, Jobs

PARKERSBURG — The Wooden County Fee was notified Monday of the situation of two dilapidated properties within the county.

Commissioners Jimmy Colombo and Robert Tebay listened to updates on the properties at 275 Bethel Highway, Parkersburg, and 33 Harvest Drive, Williamstown, from Wooden County Compliance Officer Sarah Robinson and County Engineer Maria Hardy.

Fee President Blair Sofa was absent.

Final month, the fee granted a 30-day extension for the property at 275 Bethel Highway to permit the proprietor to start cleansing the property. On the time, the fee signed a waiver to permit the proprietor entry to the home after indicators have been posted for nobody to enter the home resulting from his situation. Beforehand, he had been given a 60-day deadline.

Officers stated the proprietor referred to as and stated he could not make it to the assembly resulting from a automotive drawback.

Up to now, officers have had detailed points with the property as there are locations in the home the place rainwater enters, folks may entry the basement of the home and extra. The owner beforehand stated he had tenants within the property who tore it up taking all of the plumbing and stuff. As soon as he had these folks moved out, the neighborhood youngsters/youngsters commonly entered the home and continued to vandalize it, he stated.

County officers stated they’ve been tending to this house for a while now and little has been executed for the reason that fee final reviewed the property.

Wooden County District Lawyer Pat Lefebure really useful submitting a movement with Wooden County Circuit Courtroom to have the property cleaned up. Tebay made the proposal to proceed and Colombo seconded.

Relating to the property at 33 Harvest Drive, Robinson stated among the particles across the property has been cleared and bushes have been eliminated, however the basic situation of the property the place the house is positioned has modified little.

The property appears like somebody is attempting to renovate the home, however work hasn’t been executed for a while, officers stated, including there have been safety points round the home and its land and one other construction.

Robinson and Hardy have been searching for an motion plan on learn how to deal with the issues.

The proprietor stated he meant to promote the property. The fee stated the brand new proprietor can be liable for any points on the property.

‘The priority right here is that the restrictions which have been positioned on this home carry over to the subsequent particular person and they should talk about that they absolutely perceive what restrictions are in place and what’s going to have to be executed to repair this home,’ Colombo stated.

The potential purchaser additionally appeared earlier than the fee and stated he deliberate to purchase the property.

Officers stated the property had been condemned and the buildings would seemingly must be demolished.

“It has been happening for a very long time and we have to have some finality to it,” Lefebure stated, referring to possession discussions which have taken place over the previous two years.

Officers wished the client to know what was anticipated, particularly for buildings.

The county may assist demolish the buildings with a lien positioned on the property so that when it sells, the county can recoup the cash spent on the cleanup.

Managers desire a plan for a way points on the property will likely be dealt with and when.

The listening to continued till 9:30 a.m. on November 7 to permit the proprietor/purchaser to current his plan.

The fee mentioned a petition for the institution of the County Highway Estates Highway Upkeep Affiliation. Since his son, legal professional Rob Tebay, was representing among the residents, Robert Tebay withdrew from the case.

Sofa being absent, the committee didn’t have a quorum. They listened to among the issues of the locals who appeared and the property developer who owns land there and thought he is perhaps exempt from an affiliation. The listening to continued till 10 a.m. on November 17.

In different issues, the fee accepted the hiring of Tanna Gilchrist as an assistant circuit clerk and introduced vacancies within the Union-Williams and Claywood Park utility districts.

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