City prepares to demolish four more dilapidated buildings

house-demolitionCity Manager Lanier Dunn told those gathered at Monday night’s meeting of the mayor and council for the city of Elberton that the city would soon begin demolition of four properties which had been declared dilapidated by the city Marshall’s office.

According to Dunn, two of those properties were the result of court orders. One was obtained without getting a court order and the fourth one was already city property. The structures are located on Brandon Street, Martin Street and Taggart Street.

Dunn said the city had leased the equipment to perform the demolition and the structures should be torn down next week if weather cooperates.

City Attorney Steve Jenkins said he was working on about eight dilapidated properties In addition to the four Dunn discussed.

Jenkins said a property on Ohio Street had gone to court this past week and the owner was given 45 days to remdiate the property. A McIntosh Street property is still awaiting input by heirs, but Jenkins said some progress had been made.

Jenkins told council members he was having problems obtaining a source deed for a Jones Street property and was also working of a handful more.

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