City of Belleville alleges property is dangerous to neighborhood

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 25, 2017

BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville is seeking to demolish a property it alleges is not in compliance with city building codes.

BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville is seeking to demolish a property it alleges is not in compliance with city building codes.

The city of Belleville filed a complaint on Aug. 24 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against David B. Bopp alleging that the property owner failed to comply with the Building Code of the city of Belleville.

According to the complaint, the defendant's property on South 85th Street in Belleville is allegedly structurally unsafe, damaged and dangerous to the neighborhood. It is seeking an injunction commanding the demolition of the defendant's property or proof that it can safely be repaired.

The plaintiff seeks an order prohibiting defendant from transferring, selling or disposing the subject property, attorney's fees, costs and expenses and for any further 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 17MR249

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