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Condemnation process can continue for downtown building

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Condemnation proceedings for a downtown Jonesboro building will proceed despite the owner's attempt at an appeals process.

Jonesboro city attorney Carol Duncan addressed the city council Tuesday night on the status of the old Home Ice Building on Cate Street.

In 2015, the city council voted to condemn the building. However, an attorney representing the owner filed an appeal in September.

"Since that time, they've done nothing," Duncan said. "We felt like their time had run to actually state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Just designating the notice of appeal and letting it sit forever is not what the court intended."

Duncan said last week, her office filed a motion to dismiss the appeal.

"It was dismissed with prejudice which means they should not be able to refile anything," Duncan said. "As far as we're concerned, code enforcement can proceed with that condemnation process."

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