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Dover officials are seeking the demolition of this vacant house on the corner of Broad Street and West 5th Street. (Photo by Stacey Carmany, Tusco TV)

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - City officials are planning on getting rid of some eyesores inside the city. 

Dover Auditor Nicole Stoldt says council has declared the properties at 501 Sterling Ave. and 349 W. 5th St. blighted, qualifying them for demolition. She says they’ve designated those locations to become green spaces, making them eligible for grant money geared towards preservation.

“We’re looking to declare them blighted so we can do some improvements through a Clean Ohio grant to them and use our revolving loans as our share of the project,” she explains.

Stoldt says she expects the final cost to come in just under $80,000

“The revolving loan fund that we have available to use towards these projects, we have $450,000 in the fund. We’re going to use up to $250,000 for all of our improvements. These alone don’t come anywhere near that,” she says. “I know the one is around $18,000 and the other I would say is around $50,000 because we have to purchase the property first.”

Stoldt says the property on Sterling Avenue will be incorporated into Canal Dover Park once the revitalization into a green space is completed. 

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