Paulding County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank)
ABOUT THE LAND BANK
The Paulding County Land Reutilization Corporation (PCLRC), also called the Paulding County Land Bank, was formed in July 2017. The Land Bank’s mission is to reclaim, rehabilitate, and reutilize vacant, abandoned, tax-foreclosed, or other real property in the County. The Land Bank Board is made up of two County Commissioners, the County Treasurer, a municipal representative from the largest municipality, and a township representative, according to the Ohio Revised Code §1724.03.
Board of Directors
Roy Klopfenstein, Chair
Lou Ann Wannemacher, Vice Chair
Mark Holtsberry, Director
Mike Kauser, Secretary/Treasurer
Greg White, Municipal Representative
After forming, the Land Bank applied for funds from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency through the Neighborhood Initiative Program. The Land Bank received $350,000 in reimbursable funds to acquire, demolish, green, and dispose of vacant, abandoned, and/or tax delinquent properties. Seven target areas were approved in the application, which outlines the municipal boundaries for Antwerp, Paulding, Oakwood, Grover Hill, Cecil, Broughton, and Payne.
109 E. Daggett Street Antwerp before demolition.
109 E. Daggett Street after demolition and greening. Thank you to Ryan Bowman Excavating for the demolition work and to Ewing Landscape and Design for the landscaping!
THE LAND BANK NIP Report
The Land Bank has been busy taking action to improve the County. More details about the Land Banks success can be found in the "2020 Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) Report".
Meetings are typically held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the annex room across from the Paulding County Commissioners' Office, 115 N. Williams Street, Paulding, OH 45879. The meetings are open to the public.