Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Update on Problem Properties in Waltherson

Waltherson contacted Councilman Curran's office regarding several properties in our neighborhood.  We have received the following response on five properties from his office and Code Enforcement.

I wanted to follow up on your email below. We looked into the status of each of these properties, and we’re working to issue citations with associated fines, or have our attorneys take action, on each. Individual status updates are below.

-          Both 5215 Harford Road and 4817 Arabia are currently going through the receivership process, so they’ll be auctioned to new owners imminently. Their court dates are 9/25/12 and 9/11/12, respectively.
-          3502 Echodale: The owner was most recently issued a $900 citation on August 24th for not abating the vacant building notice. The citation requires the owner to pay the fine and abate the violation or face legal action from the City.
-          3100 Rueckert: We’re working on confirming ownership so that we can take action; in a recent conversation with our inspector, the owner’s wife informed us that the bank had sold the property. We need to determine what occurred so we can follow up with the appropriate responsible party.
-          3706 Southern: A vacant building notice was issued earlier this year; we’ll follow up to begin issuing citations right away. 
-       3814 Southern Ave. is going through the receivership process as well. We just received the results of our title search, so unless hurdles are encountered, a case will be filed in 2-3 weeks, and a court date will be set for 8-10 weeks from now.
-       3900 Southern Ave. appears to be owned by the same entity, but we’re currently working to clarify ownership and status and pursue legal action if warranted.

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