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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Apr. 25, 2014 5 years ago

Abandoned house problem to be scrutinized

by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Also: Walking club and legal clinic started

Citizens group to present findings on abandoned houses

After months of research into the issue of deteriorating, unoccupied homes in the city, representatives of Citizens for Ormond Beach Inc. are ready to present their findings.

A spokeswoman for CFOB said the presentation will show how the abandoned home situation is affecting home values, neighborhood appearance and city revenue. Topics will include how the situation developed and actions necessary to address it.

The group will then make a presentation to the public at 5:30 p.m. on May 14 in the auditorium at Ormond Beach Regional Library. They will present their findings to the City Commission in a workshop at 5:30 p.m. on May 6 in the City Commission Conference Room at City Hall.

Hospital starts walking club

A walking club has been started by Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, in conjunction with Ormond MainStreet and the Ormond Mayor’s Health and Fitness Challenge, according to a spokeswoman for the medical center.

The club will meet every Thursday, beginning May 1. Those interested can meet the club at 7:45 a.m. at the Ormond Main Street Farmers Market at City Hall, 22 S. Beach St. Refreshments will be provided.

Free legal advice offered

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida has announced it will hold free clinics for residents on the first Thursday of every month, beginning May 1. The clinics will be held in Conference Room 103 in City Hall, 22 S. Beach St. This conference room is located next to the elevator on the first floor, near the breezeway.

Individuals will have the opportunity to meet with an attorney to address foreclosure, landlord-tenant, consumer, family law, and employment issues. To apply for free legal services, call 255-6573, Ext, 2445, or apply online at For additional information, email [email protected].

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