Dilapidated House That Was a Public Safety Hazard Torn Down

A dilapidated house that was cause for public safety concerns has now been torn down.

Princeton Code Enforcement Officer Dickie Thomas brought the happy report to the City Council at a meeting Monday evening. He said that the house, which was located on West Washington Street, was taken down swiftly and safely on Monday afternoon. 

The project was awarded to Watson Excavating at the March 4th meeting. The bid was $14,900 for full demolition and removal of structures with the city to retain ownership of the lot and $10,000 for full demolition and removal of structures with the successful bidder to receive ownership of the lot.

Mayor Kota Young noted that the current owner of the property would be signing the deed over to Watson Excavating soon, which will end up saving the city several thousands of dollars.