More homes targeted for demolition
Published 6:22 pm Tuesday, May 25, 2010
At least 12 more dilapidated homes have been targeted for demolition by the Greenville City Council as part of a grant-funded, city-wide clearance project.
26 homes – most in the Baptist Hill and Methodist Hill neighborhoods – deemed unsafe by city inspectors have already been destroyed. The city received a $250,000 Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) through ADECA to tear down the structures. Funds remaining from that initial grant, said Mayor Dexter McLendon, will be used to complete the secondary project.
“This is a good project and I’ve had a lot of good comments about it,” said McLendon.
Additionally, 11 other homes do not meet the city’s building code, but owners have either appealed the city’s decision or have agreed to renovate the existing structure.
Addresses for the homes listed to be demolished are:
109 King Street
514 Milner Street
501 Milner Street
214 Washington Street
2031 Pineapple Highway
360 East Parmer Street
202 Kern Street
914 Hickory Street
511 Harrison Street
701 S. Park Street
318 S. Pine Street
The city’s matching portion of the CDBG grant was $62,500.
In other business, the council:
n Approved an expenditure of $66,693 from the Capital Improvements Restricted Fund to APAC-Midsouth Inc. as part of expenses incurred for the 2010 street resurfacing project. Total cost of the project was $284,993.
City Clerk Sue Arnold said the project actually came in almost $15,000 under budget because the city’s public works department handled the striping of the streets. She said the bulk of the project was paid with the city’s gas tax funds received from the state.
n Approved the following additional expenditures: $1,585.34 to APAC for 25.5 tons of asphalt for patching; $2,316.38 to J.P. Sports Inc. for 94 cases of T-balls, baseballs, softballs, and six batting tees; $5,000 to the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation for the city’s law enforcement liability deductible.