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City to demolish house

The owner of a dilapidated and unsafe house at 118 W. Santa Fe St. has made little change since being notified that her house would be demolished if she didn’t repair or demolish it herself, Marion City Council members were told Monday.

The house, owned by Amy Park, came onto the city council’s radar screen in February when building inspector Marty Fredrickson showed commissioners photos of bowing support pillars under an attached carport and a crumbling foundation. After a public hearing in April, council members voted to demolish it in July if Parks had not resolved the matter.

Fredrickson said Monday that the only change he had seen was that some furniture had been removed and a hand-written sign hangs in a front window now offers the house for sale. The sign calls the four-bedroom house “unique and one of a kind.”

“She got that right,” Fredrickson said.

Parks has not appeared to talk to council members. Council members approved publishing an ad seeking bids for demolition.

In other business, council members approved Florence hiring the public works department to assist with repairs to its storm-damaged ballpark.

Last modified June 22, 2016