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Habitat for Humanity to replace blighted, tornado-damaged home

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A contract has been awarded for the demolition of 415 E. Ashley St. in Jefferson City, which was officially declared a blight on the neighborhood in 2016.

City inspectors condemned the building and charged its occupant, Carolyn Goyda, with more than 40 counts of animal abuse. Those charges were later dropped.

Goyda was found to have been living with more than 50 cats, dogs and other animals in the two-story home. After receiving complaints, inspectors say they found the home to be a health hazard to the city.

See the story below from July 1, 2016:

Darrell Wilbers Excavating, Inc. was awarded the contract to demolish the home on Dec. 1 and is in the process of shutting off the utilities and securing a permit from the City of Jefferson, according to Planning and Protective Services staff.

Jayme Abbott, Jefferson City's Neighborhood Services Manager, told ABC 17 News Thursday that the Habitat for Humanity organization plans to use the property to construct a home in that lot.

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