Mahoning Commissioners award contract for demolition of eyesore former motel
A Boardman motel, which has been boarded up for nearly 10 years and decried by neighbors as a trouble spot and an eyesore, is finally going to be demolished.
This morning, the Mahoning County Commissioners awarded the $24,800 demolition contact to ProQuality Land Development Inc. of Campbell.
The 6,458-square-foot motel was built in 1957 and boarded up in November 2003 after it was declared a public nuisance.
Police and firefighters were summoned there 45 times in the first 10 months of 2003 for complaints ranging from theft to robbery to drug abuse.
In September 2003, police raided the motel and arrested six people on several charges, including drug trafficking.
In other action today, the commissioners promoted Lou Vega from interim county recycling director to recycling director but kept him at his $61,800 annual salary, the same as the departing salary of his predecessor, Jim Petuch, who retired at the end of 2012.