Brazil City employee John Sutherland works on demolishing a home at 815 W. North St. The house was condemned in late 2007, but the city recently purchased a "claw" to help make demolishing the homes easier. Brazil City Planning Administrator Michele Altman told The Brazil Times the "claw" acts like a clamp to help place debris in a dumpster. Prior to purchasing the item, the city had to contract the work, which cost a minimum of $7,000, Altman said. The "claw" addition cost the city $2,500. Altman said there are currently eight city homes ready to go in front of the Board of Works for demolition and at least 12 more the city building inspector will look at soon for recommendation.