Assistant City Manager Dylan Feik explained that the first time the City went in, it was based upon nuisance issues. He added that, after the fire and a lack of response from the owner, they felt giving her 14 days to demolish the building was justified. Access to the building was denied for five days after the fire during the Fire Marshal's investigation.
The hearing will reopen at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the council chambers. Check back to www.journalexpress.net after the meeting for a full report.
In other action, several proclamations were made by Mayor Don Zoutte. Photos of these proclamations and other actions from the meeting accompany this article.