WARSAW — A number of properties were discussed during The City of Warsaw Department of Code Enforcement meeting on Monday, Aug. 15.
The first property discussed was 1017 E. Fort Wayne St. The property was originally brought up as a demolition, but Dalrymple wishes to create four rental units inside the property.
Property owner Sherri Dalrymple, Shafer Rentals LLC, was present with her architect from SKRM Architecture. They stated that they are currently working on the variance application for the sprinkler system in the building. Once the application is complete, there will be a hearing with the state.
The board stated that they are fine with that process and will revisit the case once the state issues their opinion. Dalrymple was asked to be present at the next September code violation meeting.
The board then heard an update on the 511 East Clark St., residence. The owner has made agreements to have the foundation demolished. The board agreed that if the foundation is not demolished by Aug. 24, then they will reset the hearing for September.
The majority of the meeting was spent discussing the property at 1010 Clark St., owned by Lionel Garza. According to the city, the property has been an issue for 11 years. The problems have remained the same throughout the years, including unlicensed and inoperable vehicles, trash and debri, deteriorating foundation, a rusty roof and faulty weather protection.
Garza stated that three adults live in the house, but that he will be able to get rid of three of the vehicles on the property, either by selling or storing offsite. According to Garza, the roof and foundation have also been repaired. Because of this, the city agreed to reschedule an inspection of the property and reset the property for the September meeting.
After addressing his own property, Garza presented almost a dozen photographs of properties that are also under code violations on his street. Many of the properties had the same issues including abandoned vehicles and roofs in poor conditions.
Larry Clifford, hearing officer agreed that these properties also seemed to be under code violations. “This just doesn’t seem fair to me either.”