By Branden Ferguson, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
CELINA, OHIO -
The city of Celina is looking to sell off several properties gathered over the past few years, even lowering the price of one property after no one made and offer. The property sits at 501 W. Warren street in Celina, once a commercial building with a caved in roof and wall.
The city purchased the building to tear it down and make it residential, as residential properties bring in new community members and generate taxes. The city set a minimum bid of $37,790, but received no bids. Monday night, council voted to lower the cost to $24,700 in an attempt to get more bidders.
The city of Celina has purchased multiple vacant or dilapidated properties posing a threat to the community, with the intentions of tearing them down. Currently, the city has two or three other properties they are looking to sell as well.
The property at 501 W. Warren street will now be auctioned off with a minimum bid of $ 24,700. Further information relating to the sale of the property and the terms, may be obtained at the office of the Safety Service Director.