Sept. 11, 2013 —
City Code Enforcement Officer Taylor Duncan said Monday that Lykins has requested a hearing.
“In the meantime, folks at the state are working with Mr. Lykins to get it cleared for demolition,” Duncan said. “The hearing will be scheduled in the near future and it will be public. At that meeting, Mr. Lykins and the board will decide the next course of action.”
Duncan said Lykins had expressed interest in tearing the building down on his own, which could be done before the code enforcement board meeting happens.
The Napier family is more than ready to get its back yard back.
“I know there are lots of other very important issues in this town but this is the one I live beside,” Napier said. “The city came and cleaned out some of it but it still smells and is a safety issue. I'm not trying to cause a lot of trouble for the city, but it seems like if you don't cause a big stink, nothing gets done.”
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