STEUBENVILLE - Legislation to declare 11 structures unsafe was introduced Tuesday night during a brief City Council sunshine meeting.
Second Ward Councilman Rick Perkins proposed the ordinance and asked his colleagues to consider the ordinance on an emergency basis.
If council members approve the list at their regular meeting next Tuesday night, the list of properties will be placed on a demolition list.
According to Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi, the property demolitions will be paid for with Community Development Block Grant funds.
The properties proposed include 615 N. Eleventh St., 625 N. Eleventh St., 1217 Claire St., 912 Main St., 914 Main St., 916 Main St, 1027 A Wilson Ave., 1027 B Wilson Ave., 208 N. Eighth St., 214 N. Eighth Stand 243 N. Eighth St.
Petrossi said the first round of CDBG-funded demolitions has been completed by Pusateri Excavating of East Liverpool.
"The houses are down. They just need to clear the lots and plant grass on the sites," said Petrossi. "The second round of CDBG demolition projects is ready to be advertised for bids pending completion of the asbestos assessments."
And, five properties to be demolished with city funds have been awarded to the low bidders," Petrossi said.
"The property owner remains responsible for the site after the demolition. The city does not assume an ownership role following a demolition," said Petrossi.
Council members also discussed sanitation issues at the Belleview Park restrooms.
Mayor Domenick Mucci encouraged council members to attend today's Taste of Downtown event set for 5 p.m. at Tri-State Financial Services on North Third Street.
"A number of our community businesses will be there displaying their products," said Mucci.