Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 Written by MANDY LOEHR
Logan County District Board of Health members took action at their Wednesday afternoon meeting to order the condemnation of two West Mansfield properties that are eligible for Moving Ohio Forward demolition grants issued to the county.
Craig Kauffman, director of environmental health, said West Mansfield village officials requested the condemnation of properties at 320 W. Center St. and 244 S. Dean St., owned by Mike Gordon and Robert Stevenson, respectively.
The first property reportedly has been vacant for about 20 years. It has a damaged porch, no siding, open basement windows, an open detached garage, no sewer connection or water supply and demolition debris behind the home.
As for the second property, Logan County Health District inspectors report it has been vacant for approximately 11 years and has a collapsing roof, dangerous openings in the flooring, no water supply, no sewer connection and open access for animals.
Thus far, the property owners have not responded to inquiries about the properties, LCHD officials said.
As a result, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Stevenson, and other interested parties are invited to attend the next board meeting, 1 p.m. June 5, where a hearing will take place for the properties. The owners have been asked to show cause why the board should not order the demolition of these homes through the Moving Ohio Forward project.
For additional health board news, read Thursday's Examiner.