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Land banking

Program helping to clean up local neighborhoods

September 2, 2013

If there is one thing most communities can agree on, it’s that abandoned, derelict buildings are an eyesore and a black mark on a neighborhood....

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Sep-03-13 4:53 PM

I have a question, and it is a serious question; why does it cost so much for a demolition? If the municipalities use their own employees and equipment, why is the cost listed as thousands of dollars? The employees are being paid anyway, the equipment is already owned, I don't get it. I'd think the various municipalities with the worst problems could just do what it takes to take the decrepit housing and tear it down. In Dunkirk, for example, one could create a ton of off road parking, certainly a good thing for everyone.

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Sep-02-13 2:18 PM

225522 has it right. Half of the housing in Dunkirk and Jamestown would qualify for this project.

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Sep-02-13 11:23 AM

This is a good project for municipalities, not the County. What ever happened to individuals being responsible for their own property? Cities and towns should be enforcing their own codes and solving these problems. The county can't afford to do this. Another bad idea. One after another.

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Sep-02-13 9:43 AM

a good project to clean up some eyesore properties. The bigger picture is why a project like this is needed. The root cause is economic decline along with reduced populations that came with job loss.

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