At the Tuesday April 12th Committee of the Whole, Lebegue had
prepared a slideshow presentation of the three residential
508 North Jefferson
The property at 508 North Jefferson, Lebegue said had been vacant
for more than five years. He showed and described the rundown
condition of the property. Two bids for the demolition had been
submitted to Lebegue. Harold Goodman Inc. had bid $3,400 for the
project, and Moody Excavating had bid $3,850.
According to the official memorandum in this week’s agenda packet,
the property is owned by David R. Crawford and Jeff S. Crawford.
Lebegue’s recommendation was to award the bid to Harold Goodman.
1502 Fourth Street
For the property at 1502 Fourth Street, Harold Goodman bid $3,800
while Moody Excavating bid $3,450. Lebegue recommended that the job
be awarded to Moody Excavating.
Lebegue told the council on Tuesday that the property has been
vacant for more than three years. He noted the damage to the home
including boarded up windows and broken doors. He said there was an
open accessory building that posed a danger to the neighborhood and
attracted wild animals.
According to the memorandum, the property belongs to Max Benedict
and Phyllis Turley.
1012 Clinton Street
The third property located at 1012 Clinton Street, Lebegue described
as being in deteriorated condition. He noted missing siding, the
deteriorated roof, and rotting eaves. He said in this condition, the
property was a serious danger to the neighborhood.
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Harold Goodman had bid $4,800 for the demolition with Moody
Excavating bidding $4,500. Lebegue recommended that the job be given
to Moody Excavating.
According to the memorandum, the property is owned by Mike Drake.
After Lebegue’s Tuesday night presentation, he was asked if there
was money in his budget to cover the three projects. Lebegue said
that there was. He said the money would be expended from the current
year budget and that checks would be written to the demolition
companies in this fiscal year.
In the memorandum presented on Monday evening, it was also noted
that the city has a credit balance at the Indian Creek Landfill that
will cover the dumping expense for all three projects.
Under the rules of the fast track demolition, owners of the property
have to be identified and notified of the impending demolition. The
building must have a sign posted on the property notifying the
public of the demolition. Then, within 30 days of fulfilling all
legal requirements, the building may be demolished.
Tracy Welch asked about the ownership of the properties, once the
city takes on the demolition, does it then own the properties.
Lebegue said it does not. But what does happen is the city attorney
will file a lien on the property. If and when it is then sold by the
owner, the city may be able to recover a portion of its cost of
Lebegue’s memorandum stated that all three properties will have met
the conditions for fast track demolition and can be taken down in
late April or early May.