Dilapidated homes closer to demolition

Dilapidated homes closer to demolition

GREENFIELD — Property owners ordered by Greenfield to demolish their dilapidated houses have taken no action in the past two weeks, city officials said.

City planner Joanie Fitzwater told the board of works this week that the owners of buildings at 773 Penn-sylvania St. and 19 W. Tague St. had until last Friday to comply with orders to have the unsafe structures demolished. As of Tuesday, the buildings were still standing.

Property owners have until Tuesday to appeal the city’s order; otherwise, the city can move forward with hiring a contractor to do the work.

Cole Hood, who purchased a home that’s on the city’s demolition list in a tax sale last fall, is still working with city officials to decide what he’ll do with the house at 315 W. South St., Fitzwater said.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or squinn@greenfieldreporter.com.