BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF)–Once a making is still left vacant, it can stand untouched for decades with almost nothing still left but nature swallowing it entire.
Three dilapidated structures in Bridgeport are staying torn down after yrs of neglect.
A nearby neighbor suggests he’s been waiting around several years for any individual to get handle of the house.
Officials say this is just one illustration, but buildings like this stand all more than the county, tarnishing the attractiveness of the city.
Mike Bianconi, Peace township trustee claims this would not be achievable devoid of the assist of Belmont County Land Bank and the nation treasure, Kathy Kelich.
The rules are not created for us as a Township trustee or cities and villages to go and cleanse these up as significantly as every person thinks they would be. If it was quick, we’d would have it carried out.
If it wasn’t for her prior to her having above the land lender, we were being acquiring almost nothing performed in Belmont County. I myself have attended meetings for probably 3 1/2 years on this just these structures it usually takes a lengthy time.
Mike Bianconi, Peace township trustee, Belmont County
This specific residence they have starting on Tuesday, has been vacant and sitting abandoned for about 25-a long time.
Once anything is removed, he states the program is to set recycling containers on the land for the group to make use of.