City of Barberton receives $595,000 FEMA grant

Mayor William B. Judge announced that the city has received $595,000 in competitive grant dollars from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency for the acquisition and demolition of up to 15 residential structures on 14th Street Northwest, near Wolf Creek. The area has a long history of flood-related property loss and this demolition effort will return the properties, which are in a 100-year floodplain, to perpetual green space and their natural environment. 

In 2018, city of Barberton administration officials and representatives from Summit County’s Emergency Management Agency met with residents of 14th Street and received a voluntary participation commitment from the majority of eligible property owners. The cooperation of the homeowners was crucial in creating future flood mitigation opportunities for the West Side neighborhood. 

Under the agreement, the city is required to commit $84,938.75 in local matching funds, which can partially be provided through in-kind administrative services. 

12 Comments

  1. 14th street renter on November 20, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    What houses will be demolished? What about people who rent one of those houses?

    • Coach on November 21, 2019 at 6:46 am

      Renters are scum no one cares.

      • little richard on November 21, 2019 at 8:42 am

        coach parker tough guy takes it in the butt!!!

        • little richard on November 21, 2019 at 8:44 am

          often

  2. edbassmaster on November 14, 2019 at 7:06 am

    we could use a floodgate no? think of the RV that we could buy! 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

  3. trumpforprison on November 14, 2019 at 5:59 am

    It’s about time we get all those redneck dirt bags out of there.

    • Robert on November 15, 2019 at 5:41 am

      Who you calling a redneck dirt bag?

      • trumpforprison on November 15, 2019 at 6:57 am

        all of you trump supporters!

        • Trumpty Dance on November 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

          Get ready, Libs, he will win big in 2020.

  4. EdAnonymous on November 13, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    39,000 per property! Not worth that much. Somebody going to get money in their pocket.

    • trumpforprison on November 14, 2019 at 5:36 am

      that’s the plan!!

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