The Guthrie City Council continued their move on dilapidated houses in the Guthrie area. The city has solicit bids for three demolitions and has given three other property owners more time.
The properties were declared as public nuisances by the council back in January 2012. The council set a high priority of tearing down dilapidated structures in 2011 and successfully had eight properties torn down in 2011 after the City’s Code Enforcement office compiled a list of 50 properties that needed to be addressed.
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The council, on Tuesday, agreed to award Midwest Wrecking $2,800 for demolishing and removal of 212 E. Grant. In addition, K&M Wrecking has solicit a bid of $8,188 for the removal of 514 S. 1st and 518 S. 1st.
The property owner of 618 E. Perkins purchased a demo permit, which is good for six months.
Three structures were given more time: 402 N. Division, 915 W. Washington and 1223 W. College.
Both 402 N. Division and 915 W. Washington owners were granted an additional month while the owner of 1223 W. College was given until the next council meeting in two weeks.
The owner’s daughter wants to restore the property at 402 N. Division and is showing progress in doing so. The owner at 915 W. Washington has agreed to work with Neighborhood Solutions regarding the disposal of the property.
The new owner of 1223 W. College wants to restore the property and indicated to the council, in February, that he would fully secure the property and submit an engineer’s plan of rehabilitation. Despite the property being secured, the city has not received a plan for renovation and has been given until March 6th.