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Belleville alleges North 10th street property is a nuisance

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 20, 2017

BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville alleges that a North 10th Street property is in disrepair and is seeking its demolition.

City of Belleville, Illinois filed a complaint on June 29 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ricky G. Schmidt alleging that the defendant failed to comply with the building code of the city of Belleville.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that its appointed commissioner claims that the defendant allegedly permitted the building on the North 10th 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 holds Schmidt responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to comply with the minimum standards of health and safety and the ordinances of the city of Belleville and continues to keep the property a public nuisance due to the structural defects in the building and its damage and deterioration.

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-200

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