Kind-Hearted City Councilors Inform Long-Time Residents That They’ll Be Much Safer Living In A Snowbank After They Demolish Their Unsafe House

abandoned house Maine news from The Rumford MeteorBATH — The City Council voted 7-1 Wednesday that a dilapidated home on Windjammer Way is dangerous, but tabled a decision on what to do about the house and its two occupants. The occupants of 45 Windjammer Way, Alan and Yvonne Orchard, were scheduled to meet with city staff Friday, Dec. 7, to see what options they have. The City Council, meanwhile, plans to discuss the matter again on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Codes Enforcement Officer Scott Davis, who deemed the house dangerous, said he inspected it with structural engineer Helen Watts on Sept. 26. He stated in a report that the house’s foundation footing has settled; its rear joints rest on wet soil; “variable settlement” has caused some parts of the floor sheathing to be unsupported, and a main support beam supporting the joists at the center of the house has failed. (read more at The Forecaster)