After a great deal of effort from the borough and county to find a contractor to remove the hazardous structure at 105 Main Street, one has placed a reasonable bid and will soon be removing the building. Under contract, the property will be cleaned and remediated by June 8th. The property will later be offered back to residents for purchase.
Along with 105 Main Street, the remains of a home at 622 Center Street will soon be cleaned up as well. The Venango County Land Bank has accepted to take possession of the property, and will be remediating it, so that it might also be offered back to residents. The average time that it takes to remove a blighted property is about 3 years. These will both be remediated well under that time frame! Projects such as these take time when working with the borough and county, but Emlenton is moving forward!