Overall, 11 of the sites listed are in Urbana and 16 are spread throughout the county’s townships and villages.
The goal will be to make sure each township and village, as well as the city, can participate, Champaign County Commissioner Steve Hess said.
“My feeling is we want to spread the money around as much as we can,” Hess said.
Trustees in Urbana Twp. have identified three sites, while Salem Twp. officials identified four. Most other townships listed only one or two demolition requests.
Each of the properties listed is an eyesore in the community, said Lewis Terry, an Urbana Twp. trustee. In many cases, the property owners have agreed to let the county tear down the vacant structures.
“I know of a lot of other places that are eyesores, but not the condition that these properties are in,” Terry said.
A property on Wright Avenue is missing pieces of its wall and roof, Terry said.
“It’s just totally in shambles,” he said.