In July of this year, the 205 West Lincoln home was extensively damaged in a fire. About 45 days later he had an abatement hearing on September 7, attended by the property owner. Urban development director Nicky Howard gave James Ray Fitzpatrick five days for him to secure the property and ten days for him to clear the trash and debris. She said he has 30 days to receive a letter from the insurance company indicating whether he will rebuild or the house will be demolished.
Darryl Howard, who lives across the street, said a gentleman was seen picking up trash and debris and throwing it over the fence into the property’s backyard.
October 5, 2022, Sapalpa Times I took pictures of the back of the house and the backyard, and found that the house had no back door, the backyard was full of garbage and debris, and the backyard fence gate was open.
later that morning, Sapalpa Times I spoke to Nicky Howard and Building Inspector Mark Stevens to let them know the status of 205 West Lincoln. Nicky Howard said the city was waiting for a letter from the property owner’s insurance company. I said I received it. Asked if that meant putting his property back, Stevens replied that it was up to the homeowner.
Sapalpa Times A letter was then sent giving Mr. Fitzpatrick another 30 days to obtain either a construction permit or a demolition permit. Stephens also said he would contact Fitzpatrick about two of his conditions not yet met.