To: Citizens of Gibson County and All Other Interested Parties

From: Gibson County Commissioners

Date Submitted: February 9, 2018

Publication Dates: February 14, February 21, and February 28 2018 – Princeton Daily Clarion

Re: Blight Elimination Program- Notice of Successful Application and Hearing

Gibson County Commissioners applied to Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s (“IHCDA”) Blight Elimination Program (“BEP”). Our application was successful. The county has now received a total award for the Blight Elimination Program of $1,627,000. We have received an initial award of $1,440,000.00 on October 23, 2014 and an additional $187,000 in supplemental Blight Elimination Program funding on January 31, 2017. Working in conjunction with Joe Thaxton, Kenneth T. Montgomery, Martha Helen Brokaw, James & Mary Marshall, Tracey and Randi Wilkerson, Delberta L. Clardy and Barbara Jean Chavis, Darrel Corn and Brian Gray we intend to acquire and demolish the following residential structures:

506 S. Main Street, Fort Branch, Indiana

112 E. First Street, Hazleton, Indiana

232 S. Prince Street, Princeton, Indiana

411 W. Broadway Street, Princeton, Indiana

514 N. Ford Street, Princeton, Indiana

820 E. Spruce Street, Princeton, Indiana

218 N. Main Street, Oakland City, Indiana

243 N. Main Street, Oakland City, Indiana

530 N. Clay Street, Oakland City, Indiana

The goal of the Blight Elimination Program is to reduce the number of blighted and abandoned homes in our community and neighborhoods. We believe the acquisition and demolition of these structures will stabilize neighborhood property values, prevent avoidable foreclosures, and assist us in our efforts to keep our community and neighborhoods safe. We invite you to attend a public hearing at 10:00 A.M. (local time) on the 19th day of March, 2018 at the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, 318 Main Street, 4th Floor Training Room, Evansville, Indiana 47708 to discuss the positive impact this program will have on our community.

If you have questions about a specific property listed in this Notice, please contact Debra Bennett-Stearsman at 812-423-2020. If you have questions about the Blight Elimination Program, please feel free to visit or email

PDC February 14, 15, 16, 2018 hspaxlp


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