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FIRM ADVISES ORRICK ON RUNDOWN HOMES, JUNK CARS, NUISANCES

Orrick Board of Aldermen is considering an update to its ordinances in order to deal with non-running vehicles and boats in yards, rundown houses and other eyesores. The board often discusses what to do about the tornado-damaged River Bend Apartments, above, and homes that have deteriorated or been damaged and not repaired. (Photos by David Knopf/Richmond News)

Orrick Board of Aldermen is considering an update to its ordinances in order to deal with non-running vehicles and boats in yards, rundown houses and other eyesores. The board often discusses what to do about the tornado-damaged River Bend Apartments, above, and homes that have deteriorated or been damaged and not repaired. (Photos by David Knopf/Richmond News)

By David Knopf/News Editor

Two long-running discussions – what to do about Orrick’s rundown houses and tornado-damaged apartment complex – took a tentative turn Monday toward action.

The board of aldermen heard a presentation by three representatives of the Institute for Building Technology, a Kansas City non-profit contracted to perform inspections and do related work for the city.

Three IBTS officials – Curt Skoog, Roger Kroh and Mark Manville – recommended that the city update and consolidate the ordinances it uses to target nuisances, property maintenance and dangerous buildings.

The complete story is in the Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 Richmond News.

Click here for our E-edition and read the rest of the story.

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