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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Council Allows More Time for Repairs to Dilapidated House

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The Town Council is giving the owner of a house on North Main Street more time to bring the vacant structure into compliance with health and safety regulations.

Council action at its Feb. 2 meeting gives the owner 90 days to complete necessary repairs. During inspection last summer after a fire, Town staff found violations of the minimum housing code in the dilapidated rental property.

The Council postponed seeking a court order compelling the owner’s compliance. Town staff have said the owner is aware of the housing code violations and has made little or no progress toward resolving them. Hours before the Council meeting, however, the owner sent an email declaring an intention to make required repairs.

In other action Feb. 2, the Council:

  • Approved leasing temporary office space in a condominium building across Main Street from Town Hall. The space currently is occupied by Rendering House, which will move soon into the nearly finished The Block on Main nearby.
  • Recognized State Sen. Sydney Batch, who lives in Holly Springs and represents District 17. She was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives in 2018 and was appointed to the State Senate last month.

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