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Four County structures deemed unsafe

Four structures Pulaski County officials have deemed to be unsafe will be demolished by the county in October if the owners don’t take action to repair, secure or remove them.
Pulaski County Board of Supervisors Monday night authorized the county to move forward with the demolitions under its unsafe structures ordinance. The ordinance allows the county to repair, remove or secure unsafe structures if owners do not respond to notifications to do so. The county recovers its costs by placing liens on the property where the structure was located.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jamie Radcliffe, who is in charge of enforcing the ordinance, told the supervisors that the county has been dealing with all four of the properties in question for two to three years. He noted certified letters have been sent to all of the property owners notifying them of the Oct. 1 deadline to address the matter.
Demolition is slated to begin Oct. 5.
The four properties are located at 4466 Brookmont Road, 6485 Church Street, 4884 State Park Road, and 3293 Graham Road.
Radcliffe said he is being extremely cautious about enforcement of the ordinance since it involves removing structures. He noted that every effort is being made to give the property owners time to address the problem, before action is taken by the county.
In a report to the supervisors from County Administrator Peter Huber, Huber notes that the county has about $25,000 allocated in the budget for property cleanup. He noted that the county intends to use inmate labor, as well as “grabber” trucks and a backhoe from the public service authority to complete the work at the “least cost to the county or property owner.
Radcliffe presented a slide show of the properties to the supervisors. In most cases, he noted, the buildings are beyond the point of being repaired. Some of the structures were mobile homes.
One of the mobile homes had been gutted by fire several years ago and has furniture clothes and other items spilling out of the walls onto the ground. Radcliffe said the property owner did not have insurance and “just walked away.”

Four County structures deemed unsafe

Four structures Pulaski County officials have deemed to be unsafe will be demolished by the county in October if the owners don’t take action to repair, secure or remove them.
Pulaski County Board of Supervisors Monday night authorized the county to move forward with the demolitions under its unsafe structures ordinance. The ordinance allows the county to repair, remove or secure unsafe structures if owners do not respond to notifications to do so. The county recovers its costs by placing liens on the property where the structure was located.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jamie Radcliffe, who is in charge of enforcing the ordinance, told the supervisors that the county has been dealing with all four of the properties in question for two to three years. He noted certified letters have been sent to all of the property owners notifying them of the Oct. 1 deadline to address the matter.
Demolition is slated to begin Oct. 5.
The four properties are located at 4466 Brookmont Road, 6485 Church Street, 4884 State Park Road, and 3293 Graham Road.
Radcliffe said he is being extremely cautious about enforcement of the ordinance since it involves removing structures. He noted that every effort is being made to give the property owners time to address the problem, before action is taken by the county.
In a report to the supervisors from County Administrator Peter Huber, Huber notes that the county has about $25,000 allocated in the budget for property cleanup. He noted that the county intends to use inmate labor, as well as “grabber” trucks and a backhoe from the public service authority to complete the work at the “least cost to the county or property owner.
Radcliffe presented a slide show of the properties to the supervisors. In most cases, he noted, the buildings are beyond the point of being repaired. Some of the structures were mobile homes.
One of the mobile homes had been gutted by fire several years ago and has furniture clothes and other items spilling out of the walls onto the ground. Radcliffe said the property owner did not have insurance and “just walked away.”