UPDATE: Findlay Tears Down Dilapidated Buildings On West Main Cross

8/28/18 – 5:12 A.M.
UPDATE – 11:08 A.M. – Includes information from the August 7 council meeting minutes.

There was some confusion among Findlay officials about the demolition of two dilapidated buildings. Crews tore down the buildings at 428 West Main Cross Street Monday. The outbuildings were part of a property the city once thought about using for a health department.

Councilwoman Holly Frische included the Courier in an email chain about the demolition. In it, she said she wasn’t aware that the city approved the demolition. Minutes from the August 7 council meeting record a communication from Mayor Lydia Mihalik saying plans for the property included demolishing the two buildings. She said demolition would happen before the end of the summer.

Auditor Jim Staschiak said he was, “flabbergasted to see buildings coming down just days before the council was set to go look at them.” At least one council person didn’t seem to mind the move. In the email chain Councilman John Harrington said, “Buildings discussed are junk and need to go.”

City Council will tour the remaining buildings Thursday afternoon.

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