Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Codes officer wants South Knoxville house torn down after hoarding


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Senior codes enforcement officers in Knoxville say they are tired of seeing garbage and dilapidated properties so they are taking a tough stance.

Codes Officer George Aubuchon is pretty laid back, but he's done playing Mr. Nice Guy to property owners who violate codes.

"We try to inform them. It's when they don't follow up after being informed of the violation that we have a problem," Aubuchon said.

Problems and repeated code violations are often solved by a summons to court.

Aubuchon researched a house in South Knoxville on Neubert Springs Road on Tuesday. The house was part of an animal control bust in April 2010.

More than 70 dogs were removed and the occupants, a brother and sister named Glenda Marie Cagle and James Edward Cagle were arrested. The Cagles later pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals..." More & video

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