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RDA looks into multiple properties

The Warren County Redevelopment Authority took steps to investigate the deed on a Limestone Township property, a necessary step in the RDA eventually taking ownership over the property, during a Tuesday morning meeting.

The property is located at 58 Bush Lane, located off of Rt. 62 just past Tidioute.

Authority member Pam Matve noted that the children who the property was transferred to are willing to sign the property over to the RDA.

County Planner Dan Glotz noted those children haven’t been put in touch with people interested in purchasing the property.

“The property is not worth anything,” Chief Clerk Pam Matve said. “(We) do have a couple people that would like to buy it.”

Glotz noted that the property would need to be checked for outstanding liens first and Matve said that would cost $300 to $500. The RDA has funds – $5,000 allocated in the county’s 2020 budget – to cover costs such as this.

The RDA unanimously approved undertaking that search.

4 Anchor St., Clarendon Borough

County Planner Dan Glotz said that Clarendon Borough has sought to remove this property from the blighted property list.

Authority member Rob Hart, who also serves on Clarendon Borough Council, noted that the new owner is “doing a really good job,” has restored water service to the property and “is really trying to do something.”

The RDA then unanimously agreed to remove the property from the list.

20 1st Mill St., Sheffield Township

A neighbor, Eileen Kelly, addressed the authority and said there is a contract in place for them to purchase the property from the current owner, Carl Bates and Patricia Vargas, once an existing defaulted land contract can be addressed.

“We’re going to tear it down and just have the property,” she said.

The RDA agreed to table action on this property.

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