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North Versailles property declared uninhabitable

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:31 a.m.
 

A North Versailles Township property was deemed uninhabitable after the water was shut off because of a delinquent landlord.

Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County stopped service, on behalf of the North Versailles Township Sanitary Authority, at 24 12 Kline Ave. on May 28 after it was determined property owner Greg Belay owed $1,348 in sewage fees.

Township code enforcement officer Allen Wagner said he deemed the property uninhabitable because of the lack of water service, and informed the two tenants they would have to vacate the premises.

Wagner said Belay owes the township taxes and sanitation fees.

“It's been problematic for over a year,” Wagner said of the property.

Wagner said he gave the tenants housing agency information, and sent letters and made phone calls to Belay.

Belay said he was unable to pay the bills and taxes because of tenants allegedly not paying rent, Wagner said.

Wagner said “that's no excuse” for the living conditions.

He said he plans to cite Belay for a variety of ordinance violations and could get the building inspector involved to condemn the property.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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