Another Butler County community joins effort to eliminate eyesores

The Butler County land bank has just added a new member and might bring another on soon.

The village of Seven Mile joined the land bank last week, bringing membership in the blight-busting organization up to 13.

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Village council member Missy Mick said the tiny hamlet doesn’t have the wherewithal to eradicate eyesores and they have a few that need attending.

“We have some properties that need to be cleaned up that are abandoned,” Mick told the Journal-News. “It is a great tool, it’s a tool for our toolkit and we need lots of tools because with the village we don’t have a lot of funding. Our resources are very limited.”

The county’s two largest cities — Hamilton and Middletown — for several years were the only jurisdictions utilizing the land bank, until the county commissioners approved in 2014 using one percent of Delinquent Tax Assessment Collections (DTAC) to open up the service to other communities.

Executive Director Mike McNamara told his board West Chester Twp. has also expressed interest in becoming a member.

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Butler County land bank members:

  • Seven Mile
  • Middletown
  • Hamilton
  • Trenton
  • Fairfield
  • Hanover Twp.
  • Liberty Twp.
  • Ross Twp.
  • Madison Twp.
  • Lemon Twp.
  • Wayne Twp.
  • Oxford Twp.
  • St. Clair Twp.

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