Many other properties in the area are in as bad of shape, and some are being condemned.
January 10, 2013
CODE ENFORCEMENT NEEDS TO STAY ACTIVE IN ROLLINGWOOD COVE, ALCOVY SHORES, AND OTHER PROBLEM AREAS
About a year ago the BOC was shown a slide show of
many of the dilapidated houses and trailers in the Rollingwood Cove
area and the extreme lack of any code enforcement.
The BOC voted several times to do something about this situation
and to make code enforcement a priority in this area. Very little
was done until October 2012.
October there have been over 100 citations written, with about 40% of
those citations written in the Rollingwood Cove area.
A trailer in the area was in such bad condition that a notice of "Unsafe Condition" was written on 10/5/2012.
As you can see windows were missing and there were other serious
problems such as water leaks, underpinning missing, solid waste in the
yard, etc., but it was still being rented out. This notice required the owner to secure a building permit and make corrections
before it could be rented again. It burned on December 18th.
Broken windows, unsafe
steps and porch, and other problems seem to be the norm. Some of
the houses have electricial issues as well as inadequate light and
ventilation. The sticker on the door means this trailer was condemned, as is the house below.
TWG plans to continue to put up pictures of properties in this area and
hope that Code Enforcement will stay active and the current BOC
will continue the push to help clean up this area of the county.
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