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Schuylkill commissioners approve demolition of Coaldale building

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    TIMES NEWS file photo The vacant double home in Coaldale borough that is earmarked for demolition.
Published December 29. 2011 05:01PM

A contract to demolish a vacant double home in Coaldale borough was awarded by the Schuylkill County Commissioners at Wednesday's board meeting held at the courthouse in Pottsville.

Northeast Industrial Services, of Mount Carmel, the low bidder at $11,440, was awarded the contract to demolition the double frame home at 119-121 Greenwood Street, of which the borough acquired ownership.

The county will pay 75 percent of the cost of the demolition which will be $8,580 through its CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Program and the borough will pay 25 percent which will be $2,860.

The commissioners also approved a cooperation agreement with the borough which spells out the obligations of each party.

The double home is in the Seek secition of the borough. According to Schuylkill County property records, 121 Greenwood Street is owned by a Michael Swaen, who bought it from Wachovia Bank for $18,000 in February 2005. The house burned at least four years ago, but nothing has been done to clean up the mess.

The house at 119 Greenwood is owned by Jean D. Pillion, who bought it from Swaen for $1 in December 2005.

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