VIDEO: City using $200,000 EPA grant to clean up Sandusky Cabinets site

SANDUSKY Just call it summer cleaning. The city will bid out a project later this month to clean up the Sandusky Cabinets site, which city officials have long targeted as prime redevelopment real estate.
Jason Singer
Jul 13, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Just call it summer cleaning.

The city will bid out a project later this month to clean up the Sandusky Cabinets site, which city officials have long targeted as prime redevelopment real estate.

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Comments

Joker

Well it's been four fuxing years since the city tried to get grants to clean up this blight is good riddance to it.

brutus smith

 Once again the taxpayers have to clean up a private mess.

Salvatore

If this is private property as Brutus says then why have taxpayers pay for private property clean up? I still cannot understand why the Apex property is undervalued for tax purposes but the owner wants millions for the property. Tax Apex at what the owner is trying to sell it for.

gene44870

You know the city has to know that they are to be the slowest people in the worldwhen it come to getting things done . they have had that grant for months now , why has it taken them this long to get it done ?

Well can someone please tell me ? Its crazy , that place has been closed for I dont know how long and  nothin is being done ? just a lot of talk , thats all we get from the city . Comeon City , egt with it and satrt doing something is a reason able time frame ,

gene44870

So on other words

City , You came to the voters and asked us to vote for you on election day , and that you would do your best to take action in areas that need it ,

Well I think its high time to STOP TALKING ABOUT IT . and do something about it .

I agree that the tax payers through grants should not have to pay to clean up this mess , But its all up to us to clean it up, cause if we dont do it , it wont get done .

And the city says it prime land , well thats good . clean up the mess and the city can sell it and give back the cost of the cleanup , so we can use that money in other areas , such as them junk buildings that have been emety for years , You know the ones that I am talking about . the ones that make up about 60 percent of downtown . they are never going to be used , for anything cause they are to old and out dated .and I would evn try and guess what the cost would be to bring them up to code not to mention attractive enough to have someone show an intrest in them let a LOAN , want to put something in them

So the only thing that will help our downtown , is to tear it down and start over , and then I am not to sure that would even help this town

The city tells home owners , that they are to keep there repairs up on there homes , and if not then they will tear them down , well the same thing should  apply to the rat traps you call downtown

outsider

Brutus,

You and I don't agree often but on this issue you are spot on. It's not the responibility of the taxpayers to clean up a private industry's mess. Has the city taken ownershipof the property? If the city cleans up the property after taking ownership is the property worth more and is it sellable? Or is the property going to become another "park"? I use the term "park" very loosly.

Woody Hayes

Dumpster Don, 2 cases of  beer and a box of matches. Things will get cleaned up.