BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville has filed a suit against a property owner over allegations that a structure on the property is not in compliance with city codes and is dangerous to the neighborhood.

City of Belleville filed a complaint on June 29 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Jay L. Peterson, Regions Bank and P-Tax Securities LLC alleging that they failed to comply with the building code of the city of Belleville.

According to the complaint, Peterson owns an Arthur Street property in the city that the defendant alleges has a structure on it that is unsafe, damaged and dilapidated. 

The plaintiff seeks an order restraining and prohibiting defendants from selling or transferring the subject property and to demolish the building at the owners' expense, award for attorney's fees, costs and expenses and any other relief as equity requires. It is represented by Assistant City Attorney Brian D. Flynn of Flynn Guymon & Garavalia in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-MR-198

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