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Demolition may pick up speed

May 20, 2008

Albany  --  The city of Albany wants to speed up plans to tear down eyesores.    

More than a hundred structures are now listed as dilapidated in the city. Nine await demolition, including two homes on Edgerly Avenue and North Madison Street.

City Commissioners want to help code enforcement speed up the process and are considering hiring an attorney on a contract basis to help the city attorney move the cases faster.

"I was concerned because some of the properties we've gotten orders to demo them, and we've had the orders to go forward with demolition since November of 2007, and I was concerned that some of the properties still haven't been brought down,"  says City Commissioner Bob Langstaff. 

Right now, the city contracts out the demolition work to private contractors because it's cheaper than using public works, but commissioners want to take another look at how that work should be taking place.

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