Can Perkins take down a burned out home on Campbell Street?
Yes, Mary, Perkins Township can condemn a dilapidated property and take it down if it becomes a public health and safety threat. You might recall the Sandusky Fire Department has been very active in eliminating condemned buildings in the city using grant money and such. Perkins has similar programs, according to Keith Eastman, the Perkins fire marshal. The house you're talking about on Campbell Street, however, is not condemned. Eastman said the fire at the house caused no structural damage and the owner has properly boarded it up to keep weather from getting in. So, the township has no cause to take action at the property, Eastman said. He indicated there was some talk by the owners of rehabilitating the place, but it's unclear when that might happen.