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Lake
County 
Land
Reutilization
Corp
Administration Center
105 Main St  5th Fl
Painesville OH 
44077-3414

440.350.2133

info@lakecountylandbank.org
 
ISSUE THREE
October 2014



John M. Rogers, Esq. 
Executive Director

Linda S. Fredebaugh 
Administrative Assistant

LCLRC
Board of Directors

Timothy S. Manross 
Chair

Daniel P. Troy 
Vice-Chair

Robert E. Aufuldish

Malcolm A. Chafer
 
Gabe Cicconetti
 
Lorraine M. Fende  
 
J. Blair Hamilton

Beth A. Knezevich

Anthony  J. Zampedro

James M. Lyons, Esq.
Legal Counsel


 

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Exciting things continue to happen here at the Land Bank. 
 
CHARITABLE STATUS
DESIGNATION BY THE IRS

   We were recently notified by the IRS that our application was approved for a 501(C)(3) corporate status under the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Lake County Land Reutilization Corporation are deductible under 170 of the Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under code sections 2055, 2106 or 2522. Further determination by the IRS has the Land Bank categorized as a public charity.

 

NIP PROGRAM

  The Land Bank was a successful applicant with the Ohio Finance Agency's Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). We were awarded $500,000 to be used for the demolition of residential structures acquired in targeted areas of specific neighborhoods. There are ten houses identified that meet the programs criteria. The LCLRC may acquire these properties as a result of an In Rem foreclosure involving a tax delinquency. In the event that we acquire these properties by forfeiture, we are required to maintain ownership for a period of three years. The amount awarded is available for use for a specified period of time. We anticipate future activities involving more than the initial ten houses identified.

 

CDBG FUNDING

    We are pleased to announce that we have also been selected by Lake County Planning and Community Development as a recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds amounting to $27,500. We submitted a grant application for these monies earlier in the year for the purpose of developing a neighborhood park on land previously donated to the Land Bank. Because of the requirement that funds may not be expended until early December, the decision to move forward on this project was delayed for a few months. We fully expect this project to be underway in the spring and completed by summer's end next year, if not sooner.

PAINESVILLE CITY HOLIDAY INN 

  The Painesville City - Holiday Inn demolition is underway. Painesville advises that the demolition contract was awarded to B & B Wrecking Inc. and the asbestos remediation (now underway) is being conducted by Precision Environmental Co. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the building should be nothing more than a memory with the advent of the new year.

 

 LAKE COUNTY - DWORKEN AND BERNSTEIN

    Work has begun on the Dworken and Bernstein office building. Lake County awarded the demolition contract to B & B Wrecking Inc. and the asbestos abatement to Environmental Protection Systems. Fencing was installed around the building's perimeter last week, and workers have started removing the asbestos from each of the four floors. If all goes according to plan, this building too, will be gone by the end of the year. 

 

   Should you have any questions or if we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office directly at 440-350-2133.
Respectfully,

John M. Rogers

  
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MOVING OHIO FORWARD UPDATE

Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine is pictured here with John Rogers, Executive Director of the Lake County Land Bank.  Mr. Rogers was recently asked to meet with the Attorney General while in Columbus and review Lake County's progress implementing the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program.
 
MOVING OHIO FORWARD DEMOLITION PROGRAM IS
FAST APPROACHING THE FINISH LINE

  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program is quickly drawing to a close. To date, all 88 counties have participated and successfully submitted reimbursement requests. As of October 1st, over 1200 applications have been processed by the AG's Office and $70,057,600 has been distributed to counties throughout the state. A total of $111,544,070 has been spent, including $41,486,470 in matching funds provided by individual counties.  This figure will increase as reimbursement for the first two phases of this program conclude by month end.

  Demolition costs cited do not include staff time, title searches, advertising costs, etc. Administrative costs to date approximate $2 million or just under 2% of the overall program's cost. Compliance with EPA guidelines required 26% of the program's funds or just under $30,000,000. The result of the MOF program has been the elimination of 13,688 condemned residential structures statewide.  These parcels are now positioned for future development.

  Our program expenditures will approximate $1,130,561 by the end of this year in Lake County alone. Of this amount, the Attorney General's Office will have reimbursed Lake County's Land Bank $812,000 or 71.8% of the MOF program's cost.  58 structures have been removed by the Land Bank as a result of this successful program; with little or no expense to any of the communities. Because of our efforts, another twelve vacant structures were resolved without further intervention by the Land Bank.  Included were six houses to be demolished by the property's owners, five properties being repaired, and one structure used by a fire department for live-fire training purposes.

  In the event that any Moving Ohio Forward Funds remain, the AG's Office may consider a Third Phase of demolition funding.  Should funds be made available, communities have identified at least eleven more vacant structures.  We anticipate the demolitions would be completed by years end, weather permitting.

  The Lake County Land Reutilization Corporation is most appreciative of the help provided by the Attorney General's Office and the implementation of Mike DeWine's program. Members of his staff have been overwhelmingly responsive, contributing assistance and direction whenever necessary. Most local communities do not have the resources available today for discretionary nuisance abatements.  Indeed, without the help of the Attorney General's Moving Ohio Forward program offered to Ohio's Land Banks, most of the houses razed would have remained vacant and in a state of disrepair.

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Below you will find a photo display of the latest demolitions since our July newsletter  .  .  .
 
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CITY OF EASTLAKE

General Contractor: OBO Demolition and Construction Inc

Abatement Contractor: Integrity Environmental Development LLC

132 Shelton Blvd 
DEMOLISHED
Friday, September 26th, 2014

 

135 Traymore Rd
DEMOLISHED
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

 

411 Woodstock Rd
DEMOLISHED
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

 

582 Waverly Rd
DEMOLISHED
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

 

688 Stevens Blvd
DEMOLISHED
Monday, August 18th, 2014

 

761 E 347th St
DEMOLISHED
Friday, September 26th, 2014

 

1245 E 351st St
DEMOLISHED
Thursday, August 21st, 2014

 

1314 E 345th St
DEMOLISHED
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

 

1493 E 359th St
DEMOLISHED
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

 

1606 337th St
DEMOLISHED
Thursday, September 25th, 2014

 

1659 E 332nd St
DEMOLISHED
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

 

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VILLAGE OF

FAIRPORT HARBOR

General Contractor: Pillar Excavating & Demolition 

Abatement Contractor: SafeAir Contractors Inc


321 Sixth St
DEMOLISHED
Thursday, September 18th, 2014

 

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MADISON TOWNSHIP

General Contractor: Pillar Excavating & Demolition 

Abatement Contractor: SafeAir Contractors Inc


940 Dock Rd
DEMOLISHED
Thursday, September 25th, 2014

 

1455 Chapman Rd
DEMOLISHED
Thursday, September 25th, 2014

 

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CITY OF MENTOR

General Contractor: Pillar Excavating & Demolition 

Abatement Contractor: SafeAir Contractors Inc


7540 Chillicothe Rd
DEMOLISHED
Monday, September 15th, 2014

 

7608 St Clair Ave
DEMOLISHED
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

 

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CITY OF PAINESVILLE

General Contractor: Pillar Excavating & Demolition 

Abatement Contractor: SafeAir Contractors Inc


59 Nelson St
DEMOLISHED
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

 

415 Chardon St
DEMOLISHED
Friday, September 19th, 2014

 

428 Lawnview Ave
DEMOLISHED
Friday, September 19th, 2014

 

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PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP

General Contractor: Pillar Excavation & T & T Excavation  

Abatement Contractor: SafeAir & Integrity


941/943 Oakwood Dr
DEMOLISHED
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

 

93 Crestwood Rd
DEMOLISHED EARLIER THIS YEAR
Friday, March 14th, 2014

 

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PERRY VILLAGE

General Contractor: Pillar Excavating & Demolition 

Abatement Contractor: SafeAir Contractors Inc


4353 Main St
DEMOLISHED
Thursday, September 25th, 2014

 

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CITY OF WILLOUGHBY

General Contractor: Pillar Excavating & Demolition 

Abatement Contractor: SafeAir Contractors Inc


669 Orchard Rd
DEMOLISHED
Saturday, September 27th, 2014

 

5166 Nan Linn Dr
DEMOLISHED
Saturday, September 27th, 2014

 

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CITY OF WILLOWICK

General Contractor: Pillar Excavating & Demolition 

Abatement Contractor: SafeAir Contractors Inc


483 E 328th St
DEMOLISHED EARLIER THIS YEAR
Monday, January 20th, 2014

 

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In the Works
 

Concord Township 

6336 Chestnut St

11660 Jamie Dr

                            

Madison Village

56 Safford St

66 Safford St

 

City of Painesville

255 Stage Ave

276 W Jackson St

352 Sanford St

239 Mentor Ave

 

Painesville Township

73 Riverside Dr

      

City of Willoughby Hills

2965 Rockefeller Rd

 

City of Willowick

29813 Lake Shore Blvd

 

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PAINESVILLE CITY

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL

COMING DOWN SOON

 

General Contractor: B & B Wrecking , Inc.

Abatement Contractor: Precision Environmental Co.

  

FRONT FACADE OF OLD HOTEL BEFORE
 

VIEW TODAY - BEGINNING OF EXTERIOR/INTERIOR

DEMOLITION AND ABATEMENT 

 

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LAKE COUNTY

FORMER

DWORKEN & BERNSTEIN

OFFICE BUILDING

UNDERWAY

 

General Contractor: B & B Wrecking , Inc.

Abatement Contractor: Environmental Protection Systems

 

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VILLAGE OF GRAND RIVER

MERRICK HUTCHINSON

SCHOOL 


 

YESTERDAY

 

TODAY
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In case you have missed our previous newsletters,

see the links below:

 

LCLRC January 2014 Issue One



LCLRC July 2014 Issue Two

 


  
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