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Monday October 21st, 2013

Posted at 10:00am

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The City of Windsor continues to push forward with removing blight from city streets.

The latest house on their list is 1642 Cadillac in the Windsor’s east end. Since 2003 the city says they have paid 43 visits to the home and several orders have been issued to the property owner to secure the home. Each time an order has been issued, the city says that the owner has failed to comply with it, and the work has been carried out by the city.

In April 2012 the city determined that because of the years of neglect and being open to the elements, the building had deteriorated beyond a point where it is no longer viable to repair.

A demolition was issued in April of 2012, and the owner then took out a construction permit to repair the building. A new roof was put on, but after that no other work took place. The city revoked the permit in May 2013 and a new demolition was issued. This time no new permits were taken out by the owner.

The city intends to demolish the home and add the cost to the property owner’s taxes.

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