The Waverly Town Board on Mon­day, voted to go ahead with the demo­li­tion of a con­demned build­ing in St. Regis Falls fol­low­ing a pub­lic hear­ing that was held ear­lier yes­ter­day. Ed Histed reports…

((Inspec­tions at 1630 S. Main Street revealed that a small two-story house on a prop­erty there was unsafe, had rot­ted and bro­ken exte­rior sid­ing, exces­sive over­growth, was clut­tered with garbage, and was vacant. Two notices were sent out to the property’s owner last month, but no one responded. No one rep­re­sent­ing the owner appeared at the pub­lic hear­ing yes­ter­day either to explain what, if any­thing was being done about the prop­erty which has been a source of con­cern and com­plaints for more than five years. Yes­ter­day, the town coun­cil decided that more than suf­fi­cient warn­ing had been given to the owner, so they voted to hire a con­trac­tor to demol­ish the build­ing at a cost of $500. The prop­erty owner will be respon­si­ble for reim­burs­ing the town for the cost of demo­li­tion, or else it will be added to the tax bill if not paid. The build­ing in St. Regis Falls is the lat­est one in the area to be pre­pared for demo­li­tion. Waverly Town Board, in late July voted to demol­ish the for­mer Sil­ver Nugget Diner in St. Regis Falls, and a build­ing on West Main Street in Mal­one was taken down this sum­mer after it was deemed to be in dan­ger of col­lapse. Another build­ing on East Main St. in Chateau­gay has been condemned.))

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