CADIZ — The county has secured the legal rights to the previous Tappan Lake Truck Stop immediately after a long time of operate to get the deed for the abandoned fuel station.
Harrison County Neighborhood Enhancement Corp. officials presented the home deed to the Harrison County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday morning. Dale Arbaugh, president of the CIC, claimed the home — found at 37827 Cadiz-Dennison Road– now officially belongs to the county soon after they were being equipped to get hold of a give up-declare deed.
“It’s been a major approach to get through all the environmental things there,” he explained. “… It’s taken right up until now to get all the paperwork finalized.”
The CIC had to go via courtroom procedures in order to protected the house from the former entrepreneurs who experienced “fled the place.” After that was secured, the venture was handed around to BJAAM Environmental Inc., who executed the environmental cleanup on the house. The county secured all-around $450,000 in grant cash as a result of the state for the cleanup do the job. The grants totally covered all the job expenses, requiring no matching bucks from the county.
Community Economic Progress Government Director Nick Homrighausen said the fuel station has been close to considering that the 1940s. It has been estimated to have been shut for around two decades. He mentioned there were earlier challenges with the property’s taxes even so, the house now has “clean back taxes.”
Homrighausen stated the property was a nuisance and an eyesore before they have been capable to tear down the facility.
“Looking at striving to consider treatment of the nuisance and dilapidated structures in the county, we required to assist with the beautification of the county for your residents as effectively as visitors,” he reported.
He mentioned the undertaking took for a longer period than originally expected but now that it is comprehensive the county can make a decision what to do with the cleaned up home.
Commissioner Don Bethel said the completion of the undertaking is a “big win” for the county.
“That particular place was a mess and abandoned. … This is a success. I congratulate the CIC on this. Nick, I know you do the job diligently on this. This is a wonderful achievements tale and ideally the property will be used,” he said.
Jason Grecco, vice president of BJAAM Environmental LLC, a firm employed to conduct the environmental cleanup of the assets, confirmed the property is now prepared for improvement. Arbaugh stated there are no limits on what can be performed with the home now.
“It can be sold to non-public individuals, there are no limits with this grant,” he added.
Bethel said as of now, there are no definitive plans for the home.
The Abandoned Gasoline Station Program funding is out there for other attributes or gasoline stations in the village. Homrighausen explained he encourages other villages and townships to speak to the CIC or BJAAM Environmental if they require guidance with getting funds for a similar house.
Next the conference, Bethel was requested about whether or not the legal issue concerning the county and the CIC is even now ongoing. Bethel verified that it was.
“The county continue to has to carry on organization and move ahead,” he extra about continuing to operate with the CIC.
Commissioners previously stated that the legal matter pertains to the county ensuring that the financial progress cash are remaining effectively dealt with.
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