(La Porte, IN) - The city of LaPorte has condemned two more residential properties.
They’re on Division Street and Jefferson Avenue. Code Enforcement director Jeff Batchelor says there were longstanding problems at each location. He cited problems with the foundation, plumbing, and the electrical wiring at the multi-unit apartment house on Division Street. The roof in major need of repair along with constant calls to police for things like unruly behavior were cited at the Jefferson Avenue property.
Batchelor says the owners were given 10 days to come up to code or abandon the properties.
Mayor Tom Dermody has been aggressive in setting a standard for housing since taking office in January.