SALINEVILLE-The Salineville Building and Health Committee announced Thursday night, December 13 it was seeking two more applicants for the "Moving Ohio Forward" voluntary demolition program. The program is funded by a county grant and allows the property owners to voluntarily apply to have dilapidated houses demolished.
To be considered, buildings must be residential. Mayor Mary Smith, who was in attendance at the meeting, stated that the program is free and people who have delapidated residential buildings on their property and want to get rid of them should know about it so they can take advantage. Three of five such allotted projects have already been filled, so residents interested in the program should apply soon.
Anyone seeking more information or seeking to apply should contact Salineville village hall at (330)-679-0289 and leave a message.
In other business:
-The committee approved repealing all ordinance prior ordinances regarding grass, weeds, and litter. A new ordinance will be drafted.
-The committee addressed complaints regarding dogs being tied up without food, shelter or water within the village. Committee member Craig Roberts was unable to find any ordinance or village code pertaining to animal neglect. The Committee agreed something should be done but are unsure how the village could enforce an ordinance regarding animal neglect as there is no full time officer within the village to handle the matter.
-The Committee discussed what is to be done involving animals within village limits. Committee member Jim Howdershelt contended an old ordinance provisioned only that animals were to have an acre and a half while the rest of the committee cited a newer ordinance that stipulated animals be kept 100ft from any inhabited dwelling. It was agreed that violators of the ordinance should be given fair warning before they are cited.
-The Committee voted to excuse the absence of committee member Rick Beadle.