Medina will demolish 2 houses

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – These boarded-up houses on Genesee Street are expected to be gone this summer.

MEDINA – Two boarded-up houses that have depressed a neighborhood will soon be demolished.

The Village Board today voted to hire Fisher Associates of Rochester to do asbestos surveys at 613-615 Genesee St. and the next-door house at 617 Genesee St. The board said it would commit up to $5,250 for the surveys from the village’s economic development fund.

The surveys will show if any remediation is needed before the houses can be knocked down. Medina officials expect the houses will come down in the summer.

“It’s long overdue,” said Marty Busch, the village’s code enforcement officer.

In other action, the board:

Approved a parade for 10 a.m. on April 27 that will be part of a three-day Civil War encampment at Genesee Community College in Medina. The parade will include Civil War re-enactors. The parade begins at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and heads down Eagle Street to Main Street and then continues behind City Hall on Park Avenue.

The YMCA was approved to set up a thermometer fund-raising sign in Rotary Park for the next two months. The organization is halfway towards a $400,000 fund-raising goal for capital improvements at the former armory site.

The following were approved as call men for the Medina Fire Department: Sabrina Farnsworth, Cyndil Farnsworth and Dylan Parker.