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City moving forward against Heritage House

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The city of Albany is moving ahead with plans to tear down one of the biggest and ugliest eyesores in town.  Back in June, the city told the owners of the Heritage House they had to board up the building properly, cut weeds, and clean up trash.

Little to nothing has been done since then, so the city attorney's office is filing abatement action against the owners.

City Manager Al Lott said, "What I'm preparing for is to be able to demolish the property in the time that the court would direct us if it gets to that point.  In the meantime, we are talking with the owners in case they can come up with another viable idea, but in the meantime, we're pressing with the abatement process."

The city manager hopes to see some action on the property within the next three to four months.  That could include demolishing the structure, which could cost more than a million dollars.  If the cost is incurred by the city, a lien will be placed against the property.


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