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Scottville to accept bids for blighted home demolition

December 5, 2018

SCOTTVILLE — City commissioners have decided to move forward with the process of accepting bids for the demolition of a blighted property at 203 Crowley St. in Scottville.

The property was identified as blighted and potentially hazardous more than one year ago, and city officials have been in communication with the owner, granting a number of extensions for improvements to the property. Because of financial restrictions on the owner’s behalf — as well as the deteriorating condition of the home — the repairs were not made and City Attorney Tracy Thompson obtained a court order to demolish the house.

City Manager Amy Williams on Monday asked the commission to review a draft of an invitation to bid for the demolition, which is slated to take place in 2019.

“I picked March 31, 2019. The bids are due back on Dec. 28, and we’d award them on our first meeting in January. That would give (contractors) two months to have the property demolished,” Williams said.

Read the full story in the print or e-Edition of Wednesday’s Ludington Daily News.

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