Adams County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank)
   



Vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties are often grouped together as “problem properties” because they destabilize neighborhoods, create fire and safety hazards, drive down property values, and drain local tax dollars. In some sense, these are properties the private market has altogether rejected.
 
Land banks, in essence, are a direct response to this growing trend of vacancy and abandonment, created to strategically acquire problem properties and convert these liabilities into assets. In short, land banks are intended to acquire title to these problem properties, eliminate the liabilities, and transfer the properties to new, responsible owners in a transparent manner that results in outcomes consistent with community-based plans.
 
Most land banks have special powers that enable them to undertake these activities more effectively and efficiently than other public or nonprofit entities. When thoughtfully executed, land banking can resolve some of the toughest barriers to returning land to productive use, helping to unlock the value of problem properties and converting them into assets for community revitalization.

Incorporation Date:  2/8/2017
 
Meetings:
Regular meetings of the Adams County Land Reutilization Corporation will be on the fourth Monday of every month to be held at 3:00 p.m.. in the Adams County Government Center conference room located at 215 North Cross Street, West Union, Oh 45693.

Exceptions: The May meeting will be held Wednesday May 30, 2018.

Contact:

Adams Co. Economic and Community Development, Managing Partner
215 N. Cross Street, Suite 101
West Union, OH 45693


holly.johnson@adamscountyoh.gov


amanda.fraley@adamscountyoh.gov


Board Members:

Ty R. Pell, President                          Lisa Newman, Member
 ty.pell@adamscountyoh.gov                     lisa.newman@adamscountyoh.gov

Diane Ward, Vice-President                Jerry Kirker, Member
diane.ward@adamscountyoh.gov                dckirker@yahoo.com

Craig Wilson, Member                        Amanda Fraley, Secretary
cwilson15@cinci.rr.com                              amanda.fraley@adamscountyoh.gov

Holly Johnson, Treasurer
holly.johnson@adamscountyoh.gov


 

2019 Meeting Dates
January 28
April 22-Meeting rescheduled to April 15
July 22
September 23(Special Mtg)
October 28

*All meeting begin at 3:00 P.M.
**Meetings are held quarterly.