Blight Committee grants extensions to two properties

Warren County’s Blighted Property Review Committee gave two property owners additional time to avoid a blight designation.

The committee met on Thursday to discuss 122 N. Main St. in Clarendon Borough and 235 Main St. in Tidioute.

At the Clarendon property, Committee Chairman Paul Pascuzzi said the property was last before the committee in October.

Speaking to the owner, Darrell Antrim, Pascuzzi said that the owners “needs to let us know what progress you’ve made.” Antrim told the committee that “August 28 is my finish date” and detailed the work that has been completed. “It’s a lot of nickels and dimes to get there,” he added.

At the Tidioute property, Pascuzzi presented information from Tidioute Borough officials that came through the county’s planning office.

Progress was reported at the property, renovations have been undertaken and the property has been cleaned up.

Kristen Moyer, who addressed the committee, said she has an agreement in place with the owner in order to acquire the property.

Pascuzzi noted she has made “significant progress” and asked what her intentions were for the structure.

“We want to live in the house,” she said.

Pascuzzi advised that water and sewer need to be connected and said “That is actually very important.”

He said the neighbors were “very concerned” that the structure was an “abandoned building” that could “cause health and safety issues for the neighborhood. (It) appears you’re addressing that.”

Committee member Dave Wholeben called the progress “big steps.”

Both properties will be back before the committee again for an update in September.