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Friday, June 24, 2016

Allegany County prepares to demolish three homes/buildings in Wellsville

The Allegany County Legislature will meet June 27, 2016. Lawmakers will consider approving the following resolution:
APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT WITH MJR PARTNERS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS AND CLEARING OF SITES ON THREE COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTIES IN THE VILLAGE OF WELLSVILLE;
AUTHORIZING CHAIRMAN TO EXECUTE AGREEMENT
Offered by: Public Works and Ways & Means Committees

WHEREAS, the County had previously acquired three parcels of real property located in the Village of Wellsville through tax foreclosure proceedings; and
WHEREAS, the County has been unable to sell any of these properties due to the dilapidated condition of the buildings located thereon; and
WHEREAS, the State building inspector has now condemned the structures on these properties; and
WHEREAS, as they are condemned, these buildings must now be either renovated or demolished; and

WHEREAS, the cost of renovating these buildings far exceeds what their fair market value would be; and

WHEREAS, the most cost efficient manner of dealing with these properties is to have them demolished and the sites cleared of debris; and

WHEREAS, the County has advertised for bids from outside contractors for the cost of demolishing the buildings and clearing the sites for each of the properties which are located at 135 Howard Street, 213 E. State Street and 249 E. State Street; and

WHEREAS, bids have now been received and this Board wishes to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder on each property; and

WHEREAS, the lowest responsible bidder on each property was submitted by MJR Partners, now therefore, be it
RESOLVED:
1.That an agreement with MJR Partners for the demolition and clearing of properties located at 135 Howard Street at a cost of $12,200, 213 E. State Street at a cost of $21,650 and 249 E. State Street at a cost of $20,450, for a total cost of $54,300,  is hereby approved.

2.That the Chairman of this Board is authorized to execute said agreement.