The Marshall County Unsafe Board met on May 26th in the second-floor meeting room of the County Building.
During a public hearing on the Howard Schillaci case at 15910 Olive Trail, County Building Inspector Steve Howard told members of the board Mr. Schillaci stopped in the office and spoke with him a couple of weeks ago. He said he had spoken to Mark Dean of the Argos Fire Department about having the house burned.
Howard said he would need paperwork to make sure that it was a legitimate plan. He also said no clean-up of the property has been started and he requested the County Unsafe Board issue a demolition and clean-up order for the property in the 15,000 block of Olive Trail. With a demolition order in place, the County’s Unsafe Board can seek bids for the demolition and clean-up of the property.
In speaking with the fire chief, Mr. Howard said Chief Dean had hoped to use the burn as a training event but with so much stuff inside the home he was not as inclined to conduct the burn for Mr. Schillaci.
Unsafe Board member Argos Town Clerk, Lisa Mullaney said she had spoken to Chief Dean and he said Mr. Schillaci hasn’t had any further contact with him, and after going to the property realized they can’t burn the house due to all the stuff surrounding the home on the outside for fear it would catch on fire too.
The Marshall County Unsafe Building Board unanimously approved a motion for demolition and clean-up.