BELLEVILLE – The owners of a property in Belleville are alleged to have failed to correct or demolish a dilapidated structure.
City of Belleville, Illinois filed a complaint on June 29 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Richard R. Johnson, Sandra M. Johnson, Asset Acceptance LLC and Illinois Department of Revenue alleging that the defendants failed to comply with the building code of the city of Belleville.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Johnsons allegedly permitted the building on the West D Street property to remain in constant and continuous disrepair, causing it to become a menace to public health, safety, comfort and public welfare.
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-201