Wood County Commission meeting focuses on dilapidated properties |  News, Sports, Jobs

Wood County Commission meeting focuses on dilapidated properties | News, Sports, Jobs

PARKERSBURG — Homeowners of a lot of dilapidated properties appeared earlier than the Wooden County Fee on Thursday to debate the situation of their properties and efforts to scrub them up.

The fee mentioned properties at 46 Valley Mills Circle, Parkersburg; 2 Turtle Lane, Davisville; 38 Pine Tree Lane, Parkersburg; and eight Campbell’s Drive, Parkersburg, with Sarah Robinson, Wooden County Compliance Officer, and Maria Hardy, County Engineer.

The property at 46 Valley Mills Circle in Parkersburg has been offered and the brand new proprietor says he’s engaged on the property and has made progress on just a few points. He works alone on the property. The county had beforehand condemned the property.

He mentioned he balances engaged on the property with taking good care of his household. He had eliminated a fallen tree from a constructing, reduce one other fallen tree, mowed and extra.

“He did a variety of work” mentioned Fee President Blair Sofa.

County officers will proceed to offer him time as he continues to progress.

The property at 2 Turtle Lane, Davisville had trash, particles and extra across the property and in the home described as a trailer. Images had been proven of the inside with large cobwebs in one of many rooms. Robinson additionally spoke of 4 deceased canine discovered there and one one who lived in a automobile on the property for a time.

A neighbor appeared saying she was affected by the scent coming from the property and likewise needed to commonly spray her unit for an insect downside coming from the property in query.

The proprietor plans to let the county take over the property to scrub up and have a lien placed on the property in order that within the occasion of a sale, the county can get their a refund. He did some work, cleared over 1,200 kilos of trash and removed an previous car and extra.

“It is like day and night time” Sofa mentioned evaluating authentic photographs of the property taken in June to what it seems like now.

He initially wished extra time because the property has sentimental worth as a consequence of a member of the family. He plans to decide quickly on whether or not to let the county clear up the property.

Officers have requested him to contact them as quickly as he decides something and Robinson will proceed to observe the state of affairs.

The property at 38 Pine Tree Lane, Parkersburg, was the topic of complaints in April over particles within the yard, lack of upkeep of a storage constructing and extra.

The proprietor and his son are constructing a treehouse that the authorities had safety issues about. There was additionally particles round the home that included supplies utilized in different initiatives and different supplies he plans to recycle. He had a tarp overlaying an open a part of a construction that anybody may stroll into. He intends to place doorways. He mentioned he was attending to work as quickly as circumstances allowed and would quickly be present process surgical procedure.

The proprietor mentioned he had footage of issues concerning the situation of a few of his neighbors’ properties.

Officers mentioned Robinson would contact the proprietor and so they may stroll the property to see what wanted to be completed. The commissioners gave him 60 days to progress.

Sofa revealed that the property as soon as belonged to his grandfather years in the past, however his household not has a monetary curiosity within the property.

The property at 8 Campbell’s Drive in Parkersburg is owned by Blue Eagle Enterprises, a gaggle that officers say bought properties throughout county tax gross sales.

Robinson mentioned she tried to ship notices to the corporate president registered with the secretary of state’s workplace, however obtained no response.

The commissioners need to contact the house owners, comply with due course of and presumably have the home demolished.

In different circumstances:

* County Clerk Mark Rhodes mentioned 5,587 individuals voted early on Wednesday.

* No quotes had been obtained for a trailer for the upkeep service. The fee licensed the county administrator to give you three costs for the trailers and the fee would make the only option.

Brett Dunlap will be reached at [email protected]

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