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Council considers demolition ordinance

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — At last week’s Columbia City Common Council meeting, Councilman Bill Simpson shared his concern about the lack of regulations on building demolitions within the city limits.

While there are a number of ordinances and regulations for constructing buildings, there may be a need for city ordinances regarding demolition.

A permit must be obtained before a building can be torn down, but Simpson’s concern lies with the citizens, as there aren’t regulations for safety or timetables for when the demolition needs to be cleaned up.

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