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City sets Wednesday condemnation hearings on four Ottawa structures

By The Herald Staff | 11/4/2013

The Ottawa City Commission plans to conduct public hearings regarding the condemnation of four single-family structures in Ottawa that city staff said are in blighted and dangerous condition.

The public hearings, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 101 S. Hickory St., include opportunity for discussions of mobile homes at 824 S. Cherry St. and 1155 N. Sycamore St., as well as residential and accessory structures located at 612 N. Main St. and 616 S. Locust St.

The Ottawa City Commission plans to conduct public hearings regarding the condemnation of four single-family structures in Ottawa that city staff said are in blighted and dangerous condition.

The public hearings, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 101 S. Hickory St., include opportunity for discussions of mobile homes at 824 S. Cherry St. and 1155 N. Sycamore St., as well as residential and accessory structures located at 612 N. Main St. and 616 S. Locust St.

Wynndee Lee, the city’s director of planning and codes, told commissioners Monday the city has been corresponding or has made attempts to correspond with property owners for many months.

Upon completion of the public hearings, city staff recommends the properties “be declared unsafe or dangerous and to direct that such structures be demolished or repaired and made safe and secure,” according to a memo from Lee.

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