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The city’s Blighted Property Review Committee, along with code leadership, identified 14 residential properties whose owners have been notified that their properties are considered contaminated and need attention. Eight vacant commercial buildings were also found.
Committee members Patrick Marty, Chairman, Tony Nardi, Jennifer Wilson and Anne MacDonald met with Zoom in an advertisement on Wednesday
Meet in the Sun Gazette. After that, they had a brief board meeting on real estate on Hepburn Street and never got back together. The committee was briefed by Joseph Gerardi, administrator of the city codes.
The committee has taken strong action on the mandate of Mayor Derek Slaughter to identify the disease, to ensure that residential, commercial and industrial buildings and properties are maintained, handed over to the redevelopment agency or put into trial for conviction, demolition and renovation.
“Letters have been sent to every property owner we have on the list.” Said Gerardi.
The properties and their conditions were checked. The owners of the real estate are on a list that the committee has but does not share during the meeting.
The meeting began with a review of a home on 510 Rural Ave. that was listed by a real estate company, Remax, and is under contract with a new owner who uses the real estate company, Gerardi said.
Next, the committee turned to a property at 928 High St., the owner of which last month requested a nine-month extension to further improve the rental property.
“We left the minutes open so that the hearing can resume after nine months.” Marty said about the matter.
Several owners are demanding that the various sheriff departments in the counties where the record owner lives be contacted and engaged, Gerardi said.
One of them is a property on 743 Park Ave.
A property at 415 High St. has been identified as a new owner by Wilson and codes will begin the process over to notify the owner, Gerardi said.
A residential property on 876 Park Ave. must also be delivered by the Sheriff’s Department, as well as 1153 E. Third St. and 1517 and 1534 Memorial Ave.
A property owner at 1021 Louisa Street has received a letter and the issue could be turned over to the urban development agency, Gerardi said.
Property at 2237 W. Fourth St. requires the intervention of the sheriff’s department. An owner on Mosser Ave. 2218 received a certified mail and asked for no complaint.
The last one on the list was at 2023 Trenton Ave. The owner of the property also received a certified letter in the mail.
Seven of the 14 will go through sheriff’s offices in counties where the record holder lives, Gerardi said.
Wilson said prior to any vote by the commission to send a property to the redevelopment agency, it should be checked that no work has been done since the notice.
The commission is also keen to have vacant and demolished commercial properties addressed, Marty said.
There are eight free trade structures across the city, Gerardi said.
The list of these commercial properties was not split during the discussion.
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