WILMINGTON — The “Clean Up Clinton County” initiative has made further headway, Clinton County Assistant Prosecutor Justin Dickman told the county commissioners at a monthly update in March.
Over a four-week period, the Prosecutor’s Office made three site visits to blighted, abandoned structures in the county.
Meanwhile, a new foreclosure case was filed against two parcels that are tax delinquent and blighted on Cumberland Road in Clark Township, Dickman reported.
The Clinton County Land Bank, in collaboration with the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office, acquired two properties including three parcels through Board of Revision proceedings. Those acquisitions are located on the 8000 block of U.S. Route 68 North, Lumberton.
The Prosecutor’s Office is preparing for the redemption period to end for a pending foreclosure property that’s located in Wilmington, he said.
“At least three other parcels are in the queue for foreclosure filings in the next month,” stated Dickman.
Two other properties are in the queue for potential deeds-in-lieu-of-foreclosure in the villages of Blanchester and Midland.
Beginning as early as this week, the local Land Bank anticipates the demolition of seven properties throughout the county. Those include properties at 900 Shull Road in Vernon Township; 103 South High Street in Midland; 530 West Vine Street in Wilmington; 6779 State Route 729 in Wayne Township; 1946 U.S. Route 68 North in Union Township; 129 North Broadway Street in Midland; and 114 Second Street in Port William.
On the 9000 block of Routes 22 and 3 in Vernon Township, a “quiet title” case is moving through the process to remove a mortgage on the property and ensure clean title for a new purchaser. Demolition and residential development work is expected to move forward in the near future.
A list of available properties can now be found on the Land Bank’s website at clintoncountylandbank.com/properties/ .