The East Ridge Housing Commission met Monday night in its regularly scheduled November meeting.
The owner of an apartment complex at 513 Donaldson Rd. complied with the commission’s demand to repair a leaking roof. The owner has installed a new roof on the small apartment complex and installed a new ceiling in one of the units. The city’s codes enforcement division has signed off on the work.
The commission received an update on a dilapidated house at 3707 Connelly Lane. The commission had ordered that house razed and that was subsequently done by city workers. The cost of leveling the home will be recouped by the city, as a lien has been placed against a future sale.
The city will raze a condemned house at 606 St. Marks. The demolition will be scheduled pending the weather, officials said.
The commission has given the owner of a house at 1312 Pleasant Street one month to obtain a FEMA document and a letter from a contractor laying out plans to renovate the uninhabitable structure. Officials with the city said that the vacant house has been used by the criminal element, per documented calls for service by ERPD.
The owner of a house at 3416 Land Street has been given an extra month to clean up the property as she was ill with the flu and didn’t show up for the meeting.
A boarded up house at 4308 Dupont St. has been purchased by an investor who intends to renovate the house and rent it. The house has been without power and uninhabited since 2005, officials said. The new owner was ordered back before the housing commission at its Dec. 10 meeting to give an update on renovation progress.
A vacant house at 708 Donaldson Rd. has been purchased and is undergoing renovation. The house had been ordered cleaned up or demolished previously by the commission.
A house at 2010 Lee St. that has long been neglected was recently purchased by an individual at auction on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse. The new owner must wait a proscribed amount of time for any claim from former owners. The commission ordered the new owner back before the commission at its January 2019 meeting to give an update on the property.
A vacant, dilapidated house at 1314 Blocker Lane will go before the wrecking ball. The commission asked for authorities to do a “welfare check” to make sure nobody is inside the house before it is razed.
The property at 5311 Dupont St. is currently in bankruptcy. Counsel was directed to contact bankruptcy officials and any action against the owner of the property was passed until the December meeting.
A problem property at 1317 Pleasant St. was recently sold and the new owner intends to renovate the house. The new owner intends to rent the house after it is refurbished.
Any action on a dilapidated house at 6919 Moreview Rd. will be deferred until the December meeting. Housing commission officials said the house, which hasn’t been on the power grid since the summer of 2014, could be involved in a bankruptcy. Counsel was asked to notify owner that the house is subject to demolition.