Butler County purchases mobile home eyesore

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - An eyesore in Hamilton will soon be no more after county commissioners approve a plan to buy the property at Monday night's meeting. The abandoned mobile home park is currently flooded with garbage, overgrown grass and gutted mobile homes.
"There's no doors on some of them, they're tearing the copper out of them," sAid Butler County Commissioner Donald Dixon.
It's hard to believe people actually lived in the Fairgrove Mobile Home park in Hamilton  just a year and a half ago, let alone living there right now.
"People that are trying to stay in those abandoned trailers, some doing drug paraphernalia, other things around the site," Dixon said.
Now the eyesore has become a breeding ground for criminal activity.
"It's not conducive for the kind of environment that we would like to have in Butler County," Dixon said.
Dixon say the county will use federal stimulus money to buy and clean the property for $100,000.
"It was sent down to use to take care of blighted areas and to spur economic development," Dixon said.
Commissioners say they should begin demolishing these mobile homes within the next 90 days, the Butler County Engineer's office sits right next door to the mobile homes and will use the acre of land as an access point.
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