Yorktown city council heard the deficiency report of eight properties, including the old Dollar General Store, that Yorktown police and code enforcement officer Joshua Serbin gave on the night of Aug. 17, during a special called city meeting.
Yorktown resident Frank Burney spoke the week before with a complaint that the home on East Main Street needed tending. He said, “The house between us and Aunt Di’s restaurant is caving in. It is just a mess. It is bad for the restaurant too. It is a place that invites rodents.”
Officer Serbin gave a detailed report with photos of the structures showing many hazards including ceiling falling in, walls leaning, mold, excessive water damage, live electrical wiring dangling from mid-air to supply electricity to another structure, holes in the roof, holes on the floor substructure, etc.
None of the property owners attended the meeting.