Click on the link below to read minutes of the Board of Directors meeting held Aug. 23, 2016: 8-23-16-board-meeting-minutes
See the link below for minutes of the June 28, 2016 meeting of the Board of Directors of Mahoning County Land Bank: 6-28-16 board meeting minutes
Visitors are guaranteed to see one giant butterfly at the new Butterfly Habitat on Youngstown’s North Side. That’s because neighbors and students pulled together over the summer to transform a pair of vacant, overgrown city lots into a bright spot. They cut the grass, raked up leaves, cleaned debris and, with the help of a local landscaper, planted pollinator-friendly perennial flowers and plants in an attractive design. At the center of it all is the outline of a monarch butterfly made entirely of painted and unpainted tires. The effort was led by Know Your Neighbor Block Watch, a winner of a 2016 Youth Greening Grant from Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. The grant was funded through the Youth Violence Prevention Center at University of Michigan and intended to create new community gathering spaces while engaging youth in community and leadership development. As the block watch looked at places to install a butterfly habitat, its leaders consulted Mahoning County Land Bank. A pair of land bank-owned vacant lots at Ohio and West Dennick avenues became the project site. The County Land Bank also invested in the installation, thanks to a greening grant it received from The Raymond John Wean Foundation. Read the full press release here: butterfly celebration press release
The Board of Directors of Mahoning County Land Bank currently meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the County Commissioners' conference room, County Administration Building, 21 W. Boardman St., downtown Youngstown, unless otherwise posted. See links below to read minutes of the July 26, 2016 meeting. 7-26-16 board meeting minutes
In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 1724.05, Mahoning County Land Bank is publishing its Annual Financial Report for the period ending Dec. 31, 2015. Read it here: Mahoning County Land Bank Basic Financial Statement 12-31-15
The fourth Annual Meeting of Mahoning County Land Bank’s Board of Directors will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Campbell Community Center at Roosevelt Park, Struthers-Liberty Road. The Board of Directors will elect officers to one-year terms during this meeting and review land bank activities during 2015, including its administration of a $4.76 million demolition reimbursement award in five Mahoning County communities. The mission of Mahoning County Land Bank is to restore vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent property to productive use. Besides demolition, the Land Bank also acquires and sells side lots to adjoining owners, manages a program to secure private investment in vacant houses that need minimal to moderate renovations, and assembles land for reuse.
The Annual Meeting will be held instead of the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors, which was scheduled on April 26.