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Ogden City mayor decides against burning homes along corridor

Ogden City mayor decides against burning homes along corridor

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OGDEN - The City of Ogden won't burn dozens of vacant homes along the Ogden River in a section of town known as the Ogden River Project area.

Ogden City Mayor Matthew Godfrey announced Tuesday the burning of dozens of dilapidated and vacant homes was not economically feasible.

He said, "There never has been a proposal to burn all 45 homes and that is not the discussion (for the city council) this evening. We burned two homes and from that have learned that there isn't much savings in burning vs. traditional demolition. We are planning on demolishing all the remaining homes and tonight the council is hopefully going to approve that funding."

Estimates had place traditional demolition for the 45 homes at $610,800. The city estimated burning down the structures would cost no more than $545,150.

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