City moves forward to abate nuisance


June 11, 2020

More than 60 days ago, a nuisance letter was sent to the owner of a property on Sewell Street that has long been considered unsightly and potentially dangerous. On Tuesday, the Sundance City Council heard that no response has been received and Mayor Paul Brooks confirmed that no work has been done to clean up the property.

Now the notice period is up, said City Attorney Mark Hughes, “Under the ordinance, the city can do what is necessary to abate the nuisance and charge the cost to the lot.”

Hughes explained that the city has the right to demolish the home, abate the nuisance, remodel t...

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