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Clark County

September 5, 2013

Jeffersonville board delays home demolition

Fire claimed the home a month ago

JEFFERSONVILLE — A Jeffersonville homeowner asked for a little more time before city officials tear down her home.

A fire claimed Maple Street resident Mildred Stanton’s home a month ago and it was brought before the Jeffersonville Board of Public Works Wednesday with a request to raze the structure.

Stanton agreed that the home needs to be taken down, but requested a little more time to allow an independent investigator to look into the cause of the fire that occurred Aug. 4. Stanton also said she has hired an attorney, Rick Fox, to help with the issue.

“It will come down as soon as possible,” she said. “It’s been the insurance company, not me, that’s taken all this time. I’m not here to dispute or be argumentative with anyone, but also I would like people to understand that I need a chance to do what I need to do.”

Melissa Speck, the property owner next door who rents her Maple Street home, asked that the property come down immediately because it poses a risk to public safety.

“It certainly is a risk, as far as a public safety risk,” said Jeffersonville Fire Chief Eric Hedrick in agreement.

Corporation Attorney Les Merkley asked the board to table the demolition of the home until next week’s board of public works meeting, which would also allow him time to contact Fox.

The board agreed to table the matter until its next meeting.


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