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COLUMBIA CITY â Itâs been a cold and blustery winter, but according to Whitley Countyâs 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 Wagnerâs request to make the house safe.
âAt the Dec. 16, 2013 meeting, the Commissioners granted Ebetino two months to weatherize the home,â Wagner said. âThat has not been done.â
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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