BELLEVILLE – The city of Fairview Heights is seeking demolition of a property it alleges is unsafe.
City of Fairview Heights, Illinois filed a complaint on June 2 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Evelyn I. Youmans; City of O'Fallon, Illinois; Sabre Investments LLC; and St. Clair County as Trustee for Taxing Districts
According to the complaint, Youmans owns a Caseyville Township property and that the remaining defendants either bought the delinquent taxes or hold a lien on the property.
The plaintiff alleges that on July 25, 2016, it mailed a letter to Youmans informing that it would apply for an order authorizing demolition unless said building is put into safe condition or demolished within 15 days.
The plaintiff holds Youmans; city of O'Fallon; Sabre Investments LLC; and St. Clair County as Trustee for Taxing Districts responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to demolish the property and that it remains dangerous and unsafe.
The plaintiff seeks expedited judgment for an order authorizing demolition of the building, payment for costs of suit, and for such other relief as the Court deems just and proper. It is represented by James L. Gehrs of Becker, Hoener, Thompson & Ysura, PC in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-MR-79