The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board last night voted to have bids sought to demolish structures at 6 locations if there are sufficient funds.
The City and Property owners each are to pay 50% of the demolition cost and inspection for asbestos. The property owners, in addition to paying 50% of the demolition cost, are to pay for any asbestos removal, and seeding the ground following the demolition.
The specific amount of money the City will have available for its share of the costs is not known---although City Clerk, Cindy Simpson, said it's estimated around $14,000. The exact amount will not be known until the City receives a final bill from the recently completed demolition work partially funded with a Community Development Block Grant. All of the grant money has been used.
The Building and Nuisance Board has prioritized the list of structures for which bids are to be sought for demolition. The first priority is at 907 East 9th Street, followed by 728 West 11th Street, 1510 East 8th Street, 914 East 17th Street, 1215 Harris Avenue, and 506 West 13th Court.
In other action last night, the Building and Nuisance Board voted to declare nuisances at 728 West 11th Street and 915 Kumler. Property at 1314 Tindall Avenue also is of concern. It's on what's called a facts and findings list.
The Building and Nuisance Board last night met with John Henson who owns property at 1030 Laclede. Henson said he plans to have the structure demolished and sell bricks and other items from the building.