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 as a result of his situation. Beforehand, he had been given a 60-day deadline.
Officers mentioned the proprietor referred to as and mentioned he could not make it to the assembly as a result of a automotive downside.
Up to now, officers have had detailed points with the property as there are locations in the home the place rainwater enters, individuals may entry the basement of the home and extra. The owner beforehand mentioned he had tenants within the property who tore it up taking all of the plumbing and stuff. As soon as he had these individuals moved out, the neighborhood kids/youngsters recurrently entered the home and continued to vandalize it, he mentioned.
County officers mentioned they’ve been tending to this house for a while now and little has been finished because the fee final reviewed the property.
Wooden County District Legal professional Pat Lefebure really helpful submitting a movement with Wooden County Circuit Court docket to have the property cleaned up. Tebay made the proposal to proceed and Colombo seconded.
Relating to the property at 33 Harvest Drive, Robinson mentioned a few of the particles across the property has been cleared and timber have been eliminated, however the normal situation of the property the place the house is positioned has modified little.
The property appears to be like like somebody is attempting to renovate the home, however work hasn’t been finished for a while, officers mentioned, including there have been safety points round the home and its land and one other construction.
Robinson and Hardy have been in search of an motion plan on how you can handle the issues.
The proprietor mentioned he meant to promote the property. The fee mentioned the brand new proprietor can be chargeable for any points on the property.
‘The priority right here is that the restrictions which were positioned on this home carry over to the following individual and they should focus on that they absolutely perceive what restrictions are in place and what’s going to should be finished to repair this home,’ Colombo mentioned.
The potential purchaser additionally appeared earlier than the fee and mentioned he deliberate to purchase the property.
Officers mentioned the property had been condemned and the buildings would probably need to be demolished.
“It has been happening for a very long time and we have to have some finality to it,” Lefebure mentioned, referring to possession discussions which have taken place over the previous two years.
Officers wished the customer to grasp 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 can 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, lawyer Rob Tebay, was representing a few of the residents, Robert Tebay withdrew from the case.
Sofa being absent, the committee didn’t have a quorum. They listened to a few of the issues of the locals who appeared and the property developer who owns land there and thought he is likely to be exempt from an affiliation. The listening to continued till 10 a.m. on November 17.
In different issues, the fee authorised 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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