Lorain’s First Nuisance House Coming Down- Monday
LORAIN, Ohio (September 8, 2012) – The City of Lorain, Ohio will officially tear down the first blighted property as a result of the revamped Nuisance Task Force program. The City of Lorain – under Mayor Chase Ritenauer – developed a task force, banding together its municipal court, prosecutor’s office, legal department, building department, health department, fire department, and community development department to aggressively tackle a long-standing problem.
The task force legally allows the city to issue search warrants on properties that are deemed a hazard, when the homeowner can’t be located. Owners of blighted properties are referred to a Housing Board of Appeals hearing. Once properties are declared a public nuisance by the board the property owners are afforded five days to contact the City of Lorain in order to abate the nuisance. Failure to contact the City of Lorain within the appropriate time-frame will result in demolition of the property.
476 6th Street was declared a public nuisance by the Housing Board of Appeals on August 22, 2012.
What: Nuisance Demolition
When: Monday, September 10, 2012
Where: 476 6th Street
Time: 11:00 a.m.
For more information, please contact:
Rey Carrion, Director
City of Lorain
(440) 204-2020 Office
(440) 670-4981 Mobile
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