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Posted on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 : 12:05 a.m.

Dexter to demolish both recently purchased homes on Forest Street

By Lisa Allmendinger

After purchasing two homes on Forest Street in recent months for $141,500, the Dexter Village Council Monday night unanimously approved another $17,300 to have both dwellings demolished.

According to a memo from Courtney Nicholls, assistant village manager, the village received a quote of $8,900 to demolish the home at 8077 Forest and $8,400 to demolish the home at 8087 Forest.

The council bought both homes on “short sales” from the banks that owned them, and the properties will become part of a redevelopment of the area close to downtown near the Broad Street DAPCO site.

In May, the village bought a home at 8077 Forest for $56,500, then invited Habitat for Humanity to take any useable items from the home and area fire departments conducted training exercises inside.

But before either home can be torn down, asbestos removal must take place.

“The contractor was offered the use of the dirt and will issue a credit if they decide to utilize it,” the memo states.

Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for She can be reached at For more Dexter stories, visit our Dexter page.