Commissioners View Dilapidated Buildings

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Old homes falling down and taking neighborhoods down with them.

Wood County is doing its best to deal with these dilapidated properties.

There's been substantial progress made at one location, while the commission is giving the owners of another a nudge to clean theirs up.

The Wood County compliance office has been working with the owners of two sites to remove deteriorating homes.

Among them, a former mobile home court off Route 2.

All but a few homes once on the former Hall's Trailer Court have been removed by developers who recently purchased the property.

"Progress is being made, the trailers are being moved out, the site is being seeded, and it looks far better than it did before," says Commissioner Wayne Dunn. "So there will be a turnaround that will be far better than when we did the turnaround a couple of years ago on Gihon Road."

The commission, meanwhile has given the owners of land on Hill Street near Core Road 90 days to clean up dilapidated homes on their property.

The commissioners last week asked the compliance office to give them more frequent updates on site clean ups.

It plans to do so on the Hill Street properties after that 90 day time frame ends.

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