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Collapsing house to be razed
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The Great Bend City Council declared this house at 2545 Seventh St. as unsafe and dangerous Monday night. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

There will be on fewer eyesore dotting Great Bend streets after the City Council deemed a dilapidated house at 2545 Seventh St. as “unsafe and dangerous” and authorized it to be razed.

A public hearing regarding structure took place during the council’s meeting Monday night. However, after Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker made his presentation, no one offered any comments. 

Baker said parts of the house are falling down, windows are broken and there are holes in the roof. There are also collapsing tin sheds, dead trees, assorted debris and trash in the yard.

The resolution requires the house be removed by the owner or razed and removed by the city if it is not removed within a prescribed time period, Baker said. However, there are five surviving family members who own the property and some have health problems.

“They don’t have the means to tear it down,” Baker said.

In September, the council first addressed the property and set the hearing date. Baker said at that time that a complaint had been filed against the property.