Residents say little has changed in living conditions at Lou. apartment

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 5:40 PM

(WHAS11) -- Residents in the Iroquois Heights apartments say they have seen little progress made on their living conditions after their property owner, Brett Butler, was cited and warned of violations at his complex. The violations ranged from stagnant water, problems with the foundation and pest infestation.

“The raccoons are in the attic and crawling up the walls,” Hazel Smith said.

“They sound like they’re just growling all night long. It's like, when are they going to come through the wall? You got your shoe in your hand waiting for them,” one man said.

Officials say the property manager did hire a pest company to trap the raccoons, but they’ve only caught a few. A code inspector was on site Monday to check on the progress of the other 25 violations, but little has been done to correct the issues.

Butler was given thirty days to bring the building up to code. He has until Nov. 9 or he would normally be fined, but because the inspector is not seeing progress it’s possible at that time they’ll pursue criminal charges.
 

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