Auburn Declares Nuisances On Two More Properties

AUBURN – The Auburn City Council pursued nuisance declarations for two additional houses Monday, but delayed action on a third property where an improvement plan has been agreed upon.

The council initiated condemnation proceedings against  a two-story house owned by Derek Haynes on 14th Street and a 118-year-old house on 15th Street owned by Garland Mann.

City Attorney Angelo Ligouri said the 14th Street house needs the front porch repaired. The city placed a notice for rehabilitation on the front door, which was taken down and replaced with a “for sale” sign.

He said the 15th Street house does not appear to be habitable. It has also been placed up for sale.

Ligouri said Eric Yost has entered a rehabilitation agreement with the city for a house on O Street.

City Commissioner Rick Janssen credited Yost for coming to the meeting to show his interest in making improvements to the building.

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