Owners of double home on Pearl Street in Shamokin cited
SHAMOKIN - Two city property owners were issued citations last week for blighted conditions of a double home at Pearl and Spruce streets.
Virginia Hart owns 100 S. Pearl St. and Katy Dunaway owns 102 S. Pearl St., according to Rick Bozza, code enforcement officer, who cited them three times each for alleged vacant structure code violations.
Both properties share blighted conditions, as reported by Bozza: detached rain gutters falling from the buildings, deteriorating roofs that are not waterproofed and broken glass. The chimney on Dunaway's property is in danger of collapsing, as is a large portion of the building's south side. There are other materials falling from Hart's property.
The citations against Hart, whose address is listed as 100 S. Rock St., and Dunaway, of 1688 Fairview Road, McClure, were filed Thursday at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.
Both cases were turned over by Bozza to Cpl. Bryan Primerano who are working together to target owners of blighted properties. It's expected that Primerano will continue to issue citations towards having charges raised from summary offenses to misdemeanors.
A preliminary hearing for Ola Adedeji, 50, of 2 Klarides Valley Drive, Seymour, Conn., is scheduled today before Gembic. She owns a blighted property at 204-206 W. Mulberry St. for which a misdemeanor charge was filed against her in January following the issuance of 11 citations.
Bozza said an interested party had offered to purchase the property from Adedeji but that an agreement was not reached.
A summary trial for Stella Alli, owner of the former Shamokin Dress Company building at 1008-1010 N. Shamokin St., is scheduled for April 17 before Gembic.