My wife and I recently completed an interaction with the Lackawanna County Land Bank. For the past eight years we have tried in vain to obtain possession of a now vacant lot which borders our property. The lot located at 211 N. Cameron Avenue once supported a single dwelling.
This home was abandoned approximately eight years ago. Since that time we were informed that there was a $24,000 H.U.D. demolition loan attached to the property.
After reading about the creation of the land bank, we contacted the Lackawanna County Commissioners Office, and soon received a call from Commissioner Patrick O’Malley. He directed us to the appropriate officials at the Land Bank and the red tape was dissolved.
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised at the professionalism and swiftness which allowed us to finally complete the purchase.
I would like to thank Commissioner O’Malley, the Land Bank officials, and all governmental officials associated with the project. This experience has been a sterling example of government working with and for its citizens.
Greg and Joan Popil