City perhaps hasty in demolishing renovated house

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City perhaps hasty in demolishing renovated house
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"Akron mayor Don Plusquellic defends his city's decision to demolish Shawn Wright's home... [Housing administrator Duane Groeger] told the court: 'It is my understanding the rough electric (inspection) failed last spring, and (all) the drywall would have to removed so it could be properly inspected.' The Akron Building Department's own records prove the house did pass every inspection, including that electrical inspection. After chasing him, I confronted Groeger with the truth, and got this: 'Well, it's a good thing you don't live in Akron then.'" [Yikes.]

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Being a demolition contractor in metro atlanta I have never seen anything that drastic.Although one small city in the metro area does order alot of homes demolished that could be saved.The way the law reads if the house is unocupied for a long period of time,if the house doesn't measure up to code.If there is a vagrant problem(a lot of vacant homes are used for prostitution and crack smoking)even in the most affluent areas.But it's a living for me.I tear down a lot of pre-1920 homes(atlanta being burned in 1865 has no reguard for old homes)I salvage doors windows ,old furniture and sell them on e-bay, and through a local antique dealer.
 

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