The status of an abandoned Norwich Township property remains unresolved after a hearing scheduled for April 21 was delayed.

The status of an abandoned Norwich Township property remains unresolved after a hearing scheduled for April 21 was delayed.

Dan Auld, who says he is the owner of the property, was scheduled to appear in front of the Norwich Township trustees on April 21.

Auld was unable to make the April 21 meeting, and the hearing has been postponed until June 2.

According to the Franklin County Auditor's records, Bryan Hogue is listed as the owner of the property, not Auld.

The building at 3588 Cemetery Road was partially burned down in 2006 as part of a training exercise by the Norwich Township Fire Department.

According to the trustees, Auld made an agreement to take the rest of the building down.

However, the structure still stands

At the trustees' April 7 meeting, Auld asked for 90 more days to come up with a solution.

The township rejected this plea, but offered him 60days.

That puts the deadline at June 7.

"When the 60 days are over, there's no excuses, it's done," trustee Mike Cope said.

Township administrator Wayne Warner said that he was not impressed with the clean up efforts so far.

"Captain (Eric) Manske and I went down to the property and took some photographs," he said. "It doesn't appear anything's been done there. I was expecting to see some progress. What they've done is not obvious to me."

Warner said when he first saw the property, there was snow on the ground, making everything a bit hard to see.

He admitted there could have been some items removed since then, but he was still expecting it to look better than it did.

Warner added that Auld had recently gotten an estimate for $8,800 to have the structure removed.

"At least he made some inquires," Warner said. "But I was expecting to see a lot more progress on the property than I did."

Trustee Chuck Buck said that Auld had sent an e-mail to the trustees saying he would have everything completed by May 30.

Cope said he still has time.

"He's within his time frame," he said. "Within his time frame, he can take as much time or do it as quickly as he wants to."

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