WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Richland County is addressing the issue of tax-deliquent vacant properties throughout the county. The county has formed a new land bank, called Richland County Land Reutilization Corporation. }}" />

   
 
 
Citizen Action Group Discusses New Land Bank Program

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 11/14/2013

Richland County is addressing the issue of tax-deliquent vacant properties throughout the county. The county has formed a new land bank, called Richland County Land Reutilization Corp. The Citizens Action Group at the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC), were given an overview about the landbank at their regular meeting Wednesday. County treasurer Bart Hamilton told the residents the land bank wil handle the transfer of tax-deliquent vacant properties to landowners. He said currently there are 5,100 parcels in Richland County.  "It's going to help us to stabilize real estate values in Richland County," Hamilton said. "It's of special interest to this group because we talk alot about vacant properties. We're very interested in how this will work," NECIC executive director Deanna West-Torrence said. Hamilton said the paperwork for the land bank has been sent to the Ohio Secretary of State's office. "The coporation should be officially formed within two weeks," Hamilton said.  A five-member board of local and county officials will oversee the landbank once its in operation. The board will include the Mansfield Mayor, a representative from Madison Township, the county treasurer and two county commissioners. During the meeting several residents voiced their concerns about the land bank process. The residents hope the board will implement guide lines that will ensure a fair transfer process for property landowners.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A fun competition with a great educational lesson was held Wednesday in the natatorium at Colonel Crawford High School. Full Story
Image1 A financial recovery plan for Mansfield City Schools was approved Tuesday afternoon. Full Story
 
Image1 HomeCare Matters Home Health and Hospice held their largest fundraising event of the year Tuesday evening at William Crawford Intermediate School. Full Story
Image1 Mansfield police are investigating the death of a baby, who had lived in a house with what's described as a meth lab in the attic. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Baby's death leads to meth lab

Start Talking Initiative Helps Address Youth Drug Epidemic

Growth and Development Goals Presented To Richland County

Red Cross Hero Awards Set For May 1

Mansfield Man Indicted On Heroin And Cocaine Dealing Charges

Eagle Scout Candidate Indicted For Rape Claim At Blood Drive

Mansfield Native Prepares for 4th Iditarod

Lexington Plants Three Trees For Arbor Day Celebration

Center celebrates transition in leadership with book sale

Weirich Waste Teams Up With Stingel For Recycle Days

More News