The state Department of Environmental Conservation said it made similar agreements last year with Onondaga and Wayne counties and in 2016 with Suffolk County.
Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang said the Village has had great success with the rehab work done by the Buffalo, Erie, Niagara, Land Improvement Corporation, also known as the Land Bank. The village board has decided to allow the Land Bank to consider the purchase of an abandoned property at 206 Warren Ave. in the next Erie County foreclosure auction.
At the City of Tonawanda’s foreclosure auction on Dec. 2, five of the 12 properties for sale will go directly to the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corp., also known as the Land Bank. City of Tonawanda Treasurer Joseph M. Hogenkamp said the Land Bank can be used as a tool to stabilize a neighborhood. “It’s not so much