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One vacant Chandler home demolished, more to come

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CHANDLER, IN (WFIE) -

The Clean Chandler Initiative is underway. One vacant house has been demolished with more to come.  

A home on Greenwood Drive is the second of several Chandler homes set to be demolished in the next few weeks. 

The Clean Chandler Initiative started back in January, but the leveling has just started.

Officials say many of the structures on the list to be torn down are dangerous. Demolishing them keeps kids from playing in them and also keeps animals out.

But the Cleanup Initiative isn't just about tearing down homes. They're also trying to clean up properties that need attention.

"We've gone around and there's properties, people that live in these properties that have neglected them. People that live next to them are tired of it and the council has taken a stand to get them cleaned up," environmental manager, Grover Fisher said. 

"There's been animals of all kind once they moved out. I don't know how many mice and rats, we've had snakes, raccoons. It's just a big mess and to get it down would be great," said Jerry Lutz, who lives next to a vacant home.

This home is the second that's set to be torn down. There are three more they hope to do in the next couple weeks.

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