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Russells Point seeks to acquire forfeited properties (Audio included)

A forfeited property ordinance was adopted on its first reading during a Russells Point Council meeting Monday.

The ordinance would allow Village Solicitor Robert Eshenbaugh to file a petition to receive property that has been forfeited through the county. The two properties council is trying to obtain are 121 Warren Avenue and 149 Clermont Avenue. If the village is unable to obtain the properties, they will go back to the state and their future will be uncertain. If the village receives the properties, council will offer them to residents through a bid process.

Habitat for Humanity representative Dale Frymyer informed council that the organization is interested in one of the properties. The organization has built about 25 homes in Logan County. Currently there is only one Habitat-built home in the Indian Lake area and the organization wishes to build more houses for eligible families in the community.

DPL Energy representative Robyn Livesay spoke to council about an energy offer that could save residents money on electricity. The affinity program allows residents to buy into an electric rate of $0.0625 per kilowatt hour. The rate could save residents about 35 percent on energy. Council is looking into the program and might make a decision at the next meeting.

Mayor Robin Reames discusses the meeting.

The Village of Russells Point Council will meet again on October 15th at 7 pm.

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