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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s been a cold and blustery winter, but according to Whitley Countyâ€™s Chief Building Inspector Craig Wagner, that is no excuse for a house to be left in disrepair.
Thomas Ebetino owns property on County Road 400 South, and after several conversations and official written notices, he has still not complied with Wagnerâ€™s request to make the house safe.
â€śAt the Dec. 16, 2013 meeting, the Commissioners granted Ebetino two months to weatherize the home,â€ť Wagner said. â€śThat has not been done.â€ť
A gaping hole in the side of the house makes the structure unsafe for a variety of reasons. Wagner had asked Ebetino to close up the hole before the winter storm in January.
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