The Sandusky County Land Reutilization Corporation (SCLRC)

Board Members

Irma Celestino - Chairman /County Treasurer
celestino_irma@co.sandusky.oh.us

Charles Schwochow - Vice Chair /County Commissioner
schwochow_charles@co.sandusky.oh.us

Kay E. Reiter - Director/County Commissioner
reiter_kay@co.sandusky.oh.us 

 
Daniel Sanchez - Director /  Municipal Director
dsanchez@fremontohio.org

John Havens - Selected Director / Township Trustee Rep
colorhavens@sbcglobal.net

Christopher Grover, Land Bank Coordinator
grover_chris@co.sandusky.oh.us

Mailing Address: 622 Croghan St. Fremont, Ohio 43420


On July 30, 2015, the Sandusky County Land Reutilization Corporation (or land bank) was created to tackle the problem of blighted, vacant, and tax-delinquent properties that decrease surrounding home values.

The Sandusky County Land Reutilization Corporation serves as the County’s land bank agency and is primarily funded from penalty and interest paid by delinquent taxpayers. The SCLRC works with local and state partners, as well as private and non-profit agencies, to rehab or demolish blighted buildings with the goal of returning these properties to productive use. The SCLRC five-member Board of Directors meets monthly and I serve as its Chair.

The SCLRC is working with local officials to review and identify vacant and abandoned properties that could qualify for demolition. If you know of a property you believe should be reviewed by the County’s land bank, please complete and email the form found at this link.

To qualify for a land bank foreclosure, the property must be both

  1. Tax Delinquent
  2. Vacant and Abandoned

All requests submitted will be forwarded to the SCLRC for review. The land bank will work to leverage its impact and maximize the number of foreclosures initiated after it identifies and prioritizes qualifying properties.

Please email me at celestino_irma@co.sandusky.oh.us if you have other questions about this program or contact Charles Schwochow, Vice-Chair at Schwochow_charles@co.sandusky.oh.us

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The Board normally meets on the first and third Thursday of the month.
Next meeting will be held on Thursday August 24, 2017 at 1:00pm at 622 Croghan St. Fremont, Ohio 43420
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PROPERTIES FOR SALE  - Click here for information on properties

TAX FORECLOSURE SALES 9/22/17 - Click her for list of properties

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Forms

Purchaser Qualification form For-Profit Organization
Purchaser Qualification form Non-Profit Organization
Purchaser Qualification form Individual
Application to Acquire Property

Reports

2015 GAAP Report

Agenda

Meeting Minutes
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PRESS RELEASE 

The Sandusky County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank) hired Christopher Grover of
Fremont, Ohio, as the Land Bank Coordinator effective September 7, 2016 at their August 25, 2016 meeting.   Mr. Grover is a retired City of Fremont employee.  

Mr. Grover will help coordinate, implement, manage and support the Sandusky County Land Bank’s acquisition, disposition, holding and redevelopment of distressed properties.  Mr. Grover is a retired former City of Fremont employee.   Mr. Grover can be reached by calling the Sandusky County Treasurer’s Office (419) 334-6234 located at Terra Community College or email at grover_chris@co.sandusky.oh.us.  

The Sandusky County Land Bank has submitted an a Neighborhood Initiate Program Application through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.  The purpose of this grant is to tackle the problem with blighted, vacant, and tax-delinquent properties that decrease surrounding home values. The Sandusky County Land Bank works with local and state partners, as well as private and non-profit agencies, to rehab or demolish blighted buildings with the goal of returning these properties to productive use.  The grant application is for $500,000 which includes 30 properties in different target areas of the county.   

The Sandusky County Land Bank contracted with WSOS Community Action Commission to prepare its NIP application and implement demolition activities. WSOS has a long history of providing demolition and housing services to Sandusky County residents in partnership with the County and the City of Fremont.  

Information on the Sandusky County Land Bank is available by clicking Sandusky County-org., click on County Elected Officials, Treasurer.  You will find a link to the land bank website on this page where you will find forms, minutes and agendas.    

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact Irma Celestino, 

Sandusky County Treasurer at 419-334-6234 or at Celestino_irma@co.sandusky.oh.us