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Romulus, Ovid houses to be demolished by land bank

Deteriorated, vacant and unsafe houses in Romulus and Ovid will be demolished as the first step in their resale and reuse.

The Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank Corp. Board of Directors voted Tuesday to award a contract to Bronze Contracting LLC of Remsen for $54,900, the lowest of four bids received, to demolish houses at 1537 County Road 132 in Willard and 2146 W. Seneca St. in Ovid.

The land bank, an arm of Seneca County government, was given the two properties before they were scheduled to be auctioned off as part of a tax-foreclosure process.

Also Tuesday the board voted to accept a $120,000 loan from the county’s Community Development Block Grant program to pay for demolition of a condemned residential structure on Route 89 in Varick, and to clean up three parcels across the road that contain a garage, a parking space and lakefront property.

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