The City of Plymouth will begin condemnation proceedings against a homeowner on the city’s south side.
Monday evening, Plymouth Building Inspector Keith Hammonds gave members of the Board of Public Works and Safety an update on the property at 1808 Hillcrest Avenue.
Hammonds said he will send out an order to take action on the property this week. He explained there are state statute requirements on the timing of the notices as they
relate to city’s next meeting.
Last week the home at 1808 Hillcrest was discovered to be a hoarder house with possibly as many as two dozen dogs living inside the deplorable conditions of the home. The initial call to the police department was due to numerous dogs escaping the backyard through the fence. It was estimated to be 20 to 30 dogs on the premises.
The Marshall County Humane Society was called to the home and videoed the conditions in the home. The dogs were not socialized, and the shelter is still working on catching the remaining few who are running at large. To date they have captured 15 dogs.
Hammond told the Board of Public Works and Safety he will send the notice to have the home demolished to the new owner, Edwin Rodriguez who purchased the home on September 3rd of this year from Judith Casbon.
Information on the owner was provided by the Marshall County GIS.