Saturday starting at 7:45 a.m. more than 20 volunteers, many associated with the Betterment or Bust group, tackled a dilapidated double-wide trailer at 532 N. Sixth St. in Centerville. In approximately 45 minutes, the debris from the trailer and a garage filled two large dumpsters.
The city of Centerville owns the North Sixth Street property after going through the declaration of abandonment process, George Johnson, building and code compliance officer, said Saturday morning as workers went about filling the dumpsters.
The property on North Sixth Street is one of two properties the Centerville City Council at their last council meeting held a public hearing regarding the acceptance of Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund's offer to purchase real estate from the city. The other property is located in the 500 block of North Fourth Street.
CVRHTF is expected to pay $1,000 for each property and as was reported in the city council story published Wednesday, April 23, the money the city receives will be enough to cover the cost of abandonment.
Johnson said CVRHTF plans to enlist the Indian Hills Community College building trades class to build a new house on the North Sixth Street site in the near future.