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Is this house too dilapidated?

Staff writer

Owners of a dilapidated house at 116 N. Roosevelt St. will have until a public hearing Sept. 7 to make improvements before the city decides to have the house repaired or demolished.

City building inspector Marty Fredrickson told council members Monday that the owners, Jessica and Trinity Snyder, had cleaned tree branches and debris from the lawn.

Fredrickson inspected the property July 21 and found no debris inside except for an upstairs room used for storage.

Framing appears to be sound, but some flooring needs to be leveled, he said. There were no openings in the floor

Still in need of repair or replacement are the roof, porch, six windows now boarded up, and the electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling system.

Fredrickson recommended a reasonable timeframe be given to the property owners to comply with city code to avoid condemnation proceedings.

Last modified July 29, 2020