Agency continues focus on razings

WEIRTON – The city’s Building Enforcement Agency met Tuesday to discuss completed and pending demolitions.

Two single-family dwellings on Orchard Street and Hudson Avenue have been inspected for asbestos and will be carried over onto next month’s agenda as steps toward demolition are completed. Bids are expected to be returned June 26 for both structures, according to officials.

Two other structures, one on Edna Street and one on Elm Street, have successfully been demolished, board members said. They were removed from the agenda, and liens for the cost of demolition will be placed on them at next month’s regular City Council meeting.

A building on Adams Street owned by Timothy and Jessica Mrock has been considered for demolition, but according to Code Official Bruce Lamp, City Attorney Vincent Gurrera advised to allow the property owners “more time” to appeal the decision.

Ward 4 Councilman and agency member George Ash Sr. motioned to proceed with demolition in 10 days if the property owners fail to make contact by that time, and the motion passed unanimously.

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