Project Reports

Official project summaries, news, and updates from the City. 

May 23

Condemned Properties

Posted on May 23, 2023 at 10:50 PM by Justin LaBenne

On April 4th, 2023, Clyde City Council adopted Ordinance 2023-37 creating Chapter 1310, "Condemnation and Demolition," of the City's codified ordinances. Since then, the City has moved to condemn six (6) properties and is working on more. 

Of these condemned properties, three (3) are being sold with the obligation to raze the blighted structures, and three (3) others are scheduled for demolition due to unresponsive and uncooperative owners. So far, in 2023, the City has spent $35,000 on property purchases and expects to spend $75,000 to $100,000 on remediation. Around $30,000 of these expenses are expected to be recouped. Tax liens will be placed on properties for non-payment of remediation work, but it is unlikely that they will get paid and the property will end up being foreclosed on in time. 

To avoid souring deals being made, a full breakdown of which properties and the costs incurred will be made available throughout the year as work is completed. For current status updates and a list of issues known to the City, you can visit the Report a Concern Page or download the SeeClickFix app from the Apple Store or Google Play

385 N Woodland Condemned

Apr 25

Demolition - 326 Vine St.

Posted on April 25, 2023 at 8:57 PM by Justin LaBenne

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - Demo work is finally underway on 326 Vine St. - this property was purchased by the Sandusky County Land Bank for $5,000 after a fire resulted in a total loss on the inside of the home. The Land Bank will remediate the property and put the empty lot up for sale after the demolition and cleanup are finished. This is not a "City" funded project - the County owns the property and is paying for the demolition with its funds. The Land Bank will be responsible for the maintenance of the land until it is sold. 

326 Vine St. - Demo Start

Mar 18

Wastewater Plant Featured

Posted on March 18, 2023 at 1:21 PM by Justin LaBenne

The Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently featured in Water Digest Magazine, discussing our installation of new rotating drum screens. These new screens have made a world of difference during the intake process. This will make life considerably easier for the equipment at the plant, reducing maintenance costs, reducing downtime, and increasing the life expectancy of costly equipment. 

During a week-long operation in 2022, Superintendent John Biggs and the Wastewater team removed 37 tons of debris from just one of the two oxidation ditches at the plant. Before these new screens were installed, rags and other debris would work their way through the process and plug pumps and other equipment. Now, despite several storm events, the new screen handle debris down to the size of a cigarette butt and the WWT team are now removing 1-2 cubic yards of debris per week before it reaches equipment. 

Read the Water Digest Article Online

Wastewater Plant Aerial

Tag(s): Wastewater, Projects