BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville is seeking demolition of a Periwinkle Circle property it alleges is unsafe.
City of Belleville, Illinois filed a complaint on June 29 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Dorothy J. Hamm alleging that the property owner failed to comply with the building code of the city of Belleville.
According to the complaint, Hamm owns a property on Periwinkle Circle and that the structure on it is unsafe, damaged and dilapidated. The plaintiff holds Hamm responsible because the defendant allegedly failed and neglected to take any steps to correct or abate the situation or demolish the structure.
The plaintiff seeks 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-202