The eyesore that is the burned out building at 1305 Rauma Ave. will be coming down by mid-November at the latest.
During last week’s council meeting, district community planner Mike Marrs provided an update on the remedial action requirement for the demolition of the former Extreme Power Sports location. Marrs said the property owner was served the action requirement order on Oct. 14. Upon receipt, the owner has 30 days to demolish and remove the building, including its foundation.
The owner had 10 days to appeal the order, but Marrs said that did not happen.
“There has been no effort or communications from the owners or the insurance corporation to appeal council’s previous decision,” said Marrs. “That provides that the district can enter on the property and cause the remedial action requirements to be carried out.”
If the owner has not followed through with the structure’s demolition in the 30-day period, as per the remedial action order, the district will proceed with the demolition. Anticipating this possibility, staff tendered out the job, and council approved a tender by Darin Northway for $42,000. Northway had been awarded the contract for the demolition by the building’s insurer, but funds weren’t made available to proceed with the project.
Costs incurred by the district, should it proceed with the demolition, will be added to the property taxes and, should the property owner default, the property would be subject to a tax sale.