A project to redevelop two properties has not started on time.
During their meeting Tuesday morning, members of the Warren County Redevelopment Authority discussed the Darr property at 10169 Rt. 6 in Mead Township and the property at 3 Railroad St. in Clarendon Borough which was previously owned by Randy Pierce. Dan Glotz, county planning director, said demolition work was supposed to start last week.
"There was a situation with the demolition company," Glotz said. "We were told by the contractor they'll begin tomorrow."
First, the workers will take on the Darr property. Once that is finished, they'll move on to the one in Clarendon.
Jamie Steffan, authority member, noted they had talked last month about township and borough officials being present during the work. According to Glotz, Dave Wholeben of Mead Township and Paul Pascuzzi of Clarendon Borough were both invited to be there.
John Zavinski, authority chairman, said the demolition process should not take long. Within two days after starting, he expected work on the first property to be done.
Due to the residential nature of the properties, Zavinski said they will not have to be inspected for asbestos. That is normally only required for commercial properties.
"Hopefully, by next month the buildings will be down and grass will be growing in their place," Zavinski said.
In other business, Zavinski noted there was a transfer of title for the Mark Allen Truver property at 10 Railroad St. in Clarendon to Wanda Miller. Over the last month or two, Steffan said, the authority had tried to contact her.
According to Glotz, it would be fair to ask her for a timeline to address the blight now that the property is in her hands. Pam Matve, chief clerk, said she would contact her.
The authority's next meeting will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the commissioners' conference room at the Warren County Courthouse.