AVON — A condemned home in the Village of Avon is set to be demolished August 15 due to overwhelming concerns from the community.
At the Village of Avon board meeting Monday night several Village of Avon residents came to learn the fate of 184 East Main Street home that is owned by Dennis Catuzza.
“We have tried to help him fix up his home, but we are here tonight to pull the trigger,” said Tom Freeman, Avon Village Mayor.
The home which was condemned in May of 2012, has since become bothersome to neighbors.
“I would love to see it demolished,” said Becky Rosso, next door neighbor of Catuzza. “I think it is a safety hazard.”
According to Kurt Rappazzo, an official from the MRB Group in attendance at Monday’s board meeting, the estimate for the demolition of the house including the cost for an asbestos consultant is in the range of $60,000 to $75,000. If the village decides not to have an asbestos consultant, the price for demolition and disposal alone would drop down to between $25,000 and $30,000.
“We don’t want to have it demolished, our goal is that he will still put it up for sale,” said Freeman.
Deputy Mayor for the Village of Avon, Mark McKeown responded by saying, “It’s the board’s job to demolish it, not sell it.”
Officials say that they are going to have a demolition date of August 15.
“My words to him will be, if it’s not sold by August 15, it will be torn down on August 15,” said Tony Cappello, Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Avon.
Officials report that they have no idea where Catuzza is living, and that they have no way of getting ahold of him.
“One way or another we are going to have to go after him for the money,” said Freeman. “I am truly sorry that it has come to this.”