Elkhart Co. planning to demolish five unsafe buildings

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 Posted 7/1/2013 8:37:54 PM
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Elkhart Co. planning to demolish five unsafe buildings
Elkhart Co. planning to demolish five unsafe buildings
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 Posted 7/1/2013 8:39:58 PM
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Is it not possible to tap any State or Federal Brownfields grants to match funds and save the local taxpayers some $?

In some cases - like where a building is at risk of collapsing into a street or other public area, the local officials can't wait but is this the case with these buildings?

Would love to know more information on the 5 buildings - How come this was not published?
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 Posted 7/2/2013 4:25:07 AM
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TomButler1 (7/2/2013)
Is it not possible to tap any State or Federal Brownfields grants to match funds and save the local taxpayers some $?

In some cases - like where a building is at risk of collapsing into a street or other public area, the local officials can't wait but is this the case with these buildings?

Would love to know more information on the 5 buildings - How come this was not published?


A nitpicky point, but taxpayers still pay for those state and Federal grants. I think instead of "save" you should have used "reclaim".

To be honest, the grant programs need to be done away with. Let the tax money stay with the local units to spend as needed instead of letting remote governments pull strings by dictating how that money should be used.
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 Posted 7/2/2013 8:08:18 AM
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How about letting the local fire departments have a go at them before demolition?  Get some training and burn the place down.  Easier to remove a small pile of rubble/ash than an intact structure.
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 Posted 7/2/2013 9:52:01 AM
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How about letting the local fire departments have a go at them before demolition?  Get some training and burn the place down.  Easier to remove a small pile of rubble/ash than an intact structure.


Probably has to do with the anti-burn laws.  LOL!!


Nah, it's part of the state's Anti-Smoking regs. BigGrin
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 Posted 7/2/2013 2:27:33 PM
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How about letting the local fire departments have a go at them before demolition?  Get some training and burn the place down.  Easier to remove a small pile of rubble/ash than an intact structure.


Probably has to do with the anti-burn laws.  LOL!!


Nah, it's part of the state's Anti-Smoking regs. BigGrin


This reminds me of the old Bristol Fire Department.   
"SAVE THE BASEMENT".....
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