Kokomo’s Board of Public Works awarded contracts Wednesday for the demolition of numerous houses through its Blight Elimination Program.
In all, the board accepted contract recommendations from the development department for the demolition of 17 homes. The city is now required to wait for state certification before the homes can be razed, a process that hasn’t been given a timeline, according to city director of operations Randy McKay.
The 17 contracts, each of which was awarded to Merritt’s Truck and Auto Repair, amounted to a total cost of $190,870.
The houses chosen to be eliminated are: 520 S. Armstrong St.; 818 E. Broadway St.; 1504 S. Cooper St.; 1911 N. Courtland Ave.; 614 N. Delphos St.; 614 E. Foster St.; 914 E. Havens St.; 711 and 715 N. Jay St.; 411, 416 and 717 E. Monroe St.; 922 E. Mulberry St.; 711 W. Park Ave.; 708 and 812 N. Purdum St.; and 1305 E. Taylor St.