The old Canandaigua store was brought to the attention of the Seneca Township board at the Dec. 10 meeting.
Complaints about the condition of the structure were discussed several years ago and the building was slated for demolition. It's still standing, but deterioration has continued and board members have heard several concerns about the safety of the structure.
Township clerk Allison Ott said the property was recently purchased at the last tax sale. A letter will be sent to the new owner with a request to contact township supervisor John Gould.
The building was headed toward demolition in 2002 after complaints were lodged about its condition. In 2004, a new owner bought the building in a tax sale and planned renovations for use as a rental facility.
Meredith Mathews of the Donna Baker and Associates accounting firm gave board members a good report from the annual audit. The township's accounting procedures were given top grades—an unqualified opinion—and the financial condition of the township remains stable.
WEBSITE—A proposal from Mixed Molly (Molly Mason) was accepted for the construction of a township website. The township will pay $1,000 for the design of the site and one year of maintenance. In the future, the township will pay only for hosting and maintenance of the site.
INSPECTOR—Building inspector Kevin Arquette informed the board that his certification is good through 2015.
TAXES—Taxes will be collected at the township hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Current taxes can also be paid at First Federal Bank in Morenci or by contacting treasurer Marie Meinke at 517/445-2138.
VISITORS—Eleven visitors attended the meeting.