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Restraining order issued for South Central property

SPRINGVILLE—A temporary restraining order has been issued, blocking the Village of Springville from moving forward with demolition of the structure at 37 S. Central Ave. The order was issued the first week of July by Steve Weber, who owns the property.

“A restraining order was issued and the village is complying with that,” Mayor William Krebs said. “The village can’t take any action … including demolition.”

The issue was ordered following a June 18 Village Board of Trustees meeting where Weber was given until Sept. 1 to fix nine issues outlined in a notice to remedy sent to him on May 8.

The resolution passed gave Weber 7 days from June 18 to produce a performance bond no less than $60,000 and have a professional structural engineer certify the building can be made structural safe. He had two weeks to put temporary support structures in the building and secure the worksite. All nine issues, which include structural support and electrical, need to be addressed by Sept. 1 and the owner must comply with village code 77-3 by Oct. 1, by having tenants in the building.

Because it is now a matter of the court, Krebs couldn’t speak more on the issue. The stipulations laid out by the board of trustees have not been met. A court date is scheduled for Aug. 2.

At the June 18 public hearing, Weber assured the board he would fix the structure.

Deemed “unsafe, unhealthy and a nuisance” by Code Enforcement Officer Mike Kaleta, both the house and garage on the property were added to the village’s distressed property list. The village has tried to contact Weber since 2016, including letters sent notifying him of court appearances.

Weber did not return a request for comment.

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