Winter Weather Advisory issued for West Michigan

Neighbors relieved with blighted home removal

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich - A rundown, abandoned home which neighbors say was more than an eyesore has been demolished in Emmett Township.

The Problem Solvers first spoke with concerned residents about the blighted home along Alden Avenue in November, who said it was dangerous for families and kids playing in the area.

Authorities in Calhoun County told us in November the demolition of the home was a priority, with the county trying to secure the funding needed to do so.

Tuesday, the efforts paid off.  The home was demolished thanks in part to grants that helped supplement the cost.

The treasurer's office in Calhoun County say the same funding has helped them exceed expectations with cleanup efforts in certain areas, including the removal of about 35 blighted homes.

County authorities told FOX17 Tuesday the cost of the home removal on Alden Avenue was roughly $12,000, with around half the expenses going towards asbestos abatement.

FOX17's Cassandra Arsenault has more on this Problem Solved in the video player above.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.