Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Council denies request for action in hoarding case

Nearly two years ago, police showed up at Susan Odle's condominium on Michael Way for a well-being check. Newspapers had been piling up in front of her condo and neighbors were concerned.

When she didn't answer the door, the Fire Department was called to help gain entry. Finally, Odle answered the door, according to Andover Health Director Tom Carbone.

Police said the condo was cluttered and trash blocked access, affecting the health, safety and the well-being of all occupants of the building, according to a letter sent by the Board of Health to Odle on Sept. 2, 2008.

"They saw enough and were worried about access," Carbone told The Eagle-Tribune yesterday. "There was a lot of materials and junk."..." More

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