Joe Short, president of the German Township Trustees, told fellow trustees an application has been submitted for grant funds for demolition of a dilapidated home in the township.
Speaking at the Monday, April 8 trustees meeting, Short told Kenneth “Skip” Leupp and Andy Brodbeck, “It is a go. The application is in. It’s in the hands of Maumee Valley” Planning Organization.
The home in question is located at 1021 Co. Rd. 21- 3, on the corner of Co. Rd. A and Rd. 21-3.
Marlene J. Foor owns the home. Built in 1972, the 2,740-square-foot house has fallen into disrepair. Large holes have developed in the roof.
Information from the Fulton County Auditor website describes the condition of the house as “fair.”
The trustees have been trying to get house removed with grant funding for at least three years.
Marissa Lumbrezer, a planner with Maumee Valley Planning Organization, said applications for grant funding for demolition of dilapidated structures have been received. The next step is for the information about the structures to go to the Fulton County Commissioners.
Lumbrezer said current plans call for the commissioners to review the applications in mid-May.
The commissioners will then select which projects will be submitted to the state of Ohio for funding. Lumbrezer said $150,000 has been allocated to each Ohio county for demolition of dilapidated properties.
Applications are due June 14 to the state, she said.
State officials will then go through the applications to make sure all necessary paperwork is complete. Last year, award letters, announcing which projects were funded, were received in late summer.
Lumbrezer said she didn’t know if the demolition of the Foor property was definite. There are several demolition projects planned in Fulton County.
“I don’t know what properties they (the commissioners) will choose,” she said.
The planned demolition covers only the house, not outbuildings on the property.
Short said Foor will retain ownership of the land during and after the demolition.