Lima sues property owner for demolition cost


First Posted: 3/5/2015

LIMA — The city of Lima is suing a man for the demolition of his house.

The city filed a lawsuit against Joseph Peters, who the lawsuit said owned 217 S. Pierce St. The city determined the structure at that address was unsafe and obtained an order to demolish it.

Peters failed to demolish the structure, so the city of Lima tore it down at the cost of $38,536.

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