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Eyesore on Ironwood City Commission agenda

 

June 23, 2018



IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission on Monday will consider advertising for bids for demolition of a house at 150 Southland Ave.

There have been many complaints about the structure in recent years. A neighbor, Gene Henning, told commissioners at a recent meeting that the house should be checked out closely because he suspects past drug involvement there, including possible methamphetamine cooking.

City manager Scott Erickson said an environmental assessment of the structure would be necessary before it could be torn down.

In the past, commissioners heard complaints that the house had no utilities, but constant pedestrian activity and that it posed a blight hazard.

The house will be up for auction because of non-payment of taxes and when it it is razed, neighbors may be able to purchase the parcel.

“The property is in the ownership of Gogebic County and will be going up for auction in late August. This property would be demolished with budgeted funds from the general fund (demolition fund,)” city building inspector Dennis Hewitt wrote in a memo to the city commission.

The commission meets at 5:30 p.m. and will also consider the status of the Camp Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco.

 
 

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