Properties in Tidioute, Youngsville discussed at county RDA meeting

The Warren County Redevelopment Authority grappled with what to do with a burned-out home in Tidioute, took action to seek conservatorship against a Youngsville property and decided to see what happens at next week’s tax sale with a series of other properties during a Tuesday morning meeting.

First on the agenda was the property at 3 Economy St. in Tidioute.

County Planner Dan Glotz said that the property is owned by Twila Williams, who is deceased and that they only have contact information for one relative in the Corry area who has signed for one certified letter but otherwise not been in communication with county officials through the process.

He said that taxes are delinquent for 2015 and 2016 and added that the structure “experienced a fire, a rather significant fire” and added that the fire damage was un-addressed and the structure has been sitting vacant.

“There’s no saving this house,” Authority member Chuck Barone said. “It’s completely gone.”

“It needs to be removed,” Glotz added.

Authority member Jamie Steffan asked if any insurance is involved and Glotz said they don’t know.

“We just have no idea what’s going on,” Glotz said.

Authority member Pam Matve said that she would attempt to find a phone contact for the relative.

Solicitor Andrea Stapleford said that the RDA could open an estate if none has been opened in this type of situation.

The Authority then decided unanimously to task Stapleford with exploring that is involved with opening an estate.

The RDA also decided to move forward with conservatorship regarding the property at 16 W. Main St., Youngsville.

Owned by Hobson McKown, Stapleford said she completed a title search on the property and had heard that someone was interested in purchasing the property but hadn’t heard further.

Barone said there was “no use” in sitting on the property any longer and the Authority agreed to continue with conservatorship.