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Three properties highlighted at Blight Committee meeting

Three properties were before the county’s Blighted Property Review Committee at a Thursday noon meeting.

The first on the docket was 122 N. Main St., Clarendon, owned by Darrell Antrim.

He had previously given the committee an anticipated completion date but said that it hasn’t been met.

Committee chair Paul Pascuzzi said that photos “would indicate there is weakness” on part of the roof.

“The guy is making some progress,” he noted.

Commissioner Jeff Eggleston, who serves on the committee, asked Antrim about when the house would be finished. Antrim estimated next summer and noted that the “holdup for the lsat year” has been money.

“I need to show improvements to comply,” he said, “So that’s what I’m making my best effort to do.”

Eggleston said his position is if an owner is “willing to show up and work on it… as long as you show up (at meetings) and you’re working on it, in my opinion, we’re willing to work with you.”

The committee approved a motion to table discussion on the property until April 2020 to give the owner additional time.

Additional time was not granted to Nathan Rounds, the owner of 235 Main St., Tidioute.

Pascuzzi noted that the committee received correspondence from a prospective purchaser that the parcel is up for tax sale on Monday.

Pascuzzi suggested they send the property to the county’s Planning Commission for review with a blight declaration.

“Regardless of the change in ownership, it is still a blighted property in Tidioute Borough,” he said.

That motion was approved.

The committee also discussed the property at 4 Anchor St., Clarendon Borough, which was before the committee for the first time.

The committee agreed to invite the owners of that property, Rebecca Grubbs and William Lindstrom, III, Youngsville, to the next meeting to discuss the status of the property.

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