Council OKs funds to level 2 dilapidated houses

OLEAN — Two more unsafe houses will go the way of dozens already in the city — to the landfill.

On Tuesday, the Common Council approved a transfer of $24,000 from the city’s contingency fund to the demolition of unsafe buildings budget account to help cover the costs of leveling 1013 Washington St. and 303 E. Elm St. The remainder of the funding is unexpended from the demolition line for the 2019-20 budget year.

“These are the two remaining blight houses the city acquired last year,” said alderman John Crawford, D-Ward 5, whose ward includes the Washington Street property.

Olean Times Herald

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