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Jan 6, 2014 7:20 PM

City Seeks Judge's Help to Clean Up Annaville 'Fortress'

ANNAVILLE - It's been almost two months since police and city workers gained access to Herlinda Nunez's Annaville home. We went back to the home today.

The reinforced barbed wire-strewn fence is still standing strong, if a little creakier than before. We knocked. No one answered.

But the city filed a petition in court today, asking for the power to do what Nunez will not - or can not - do herself.

If granted, the petition essentially waive Nunez's rights as a property owner and allows the city to clean the place up.

In it's petition,the city listed 20 separate code violations, ranging from the non-permitted fence to issues inside the house which include sewage and rodent infestation.

Assistant City Manager Susan Thorpe told KRIS-6 that stepping in is the city's last resort.

"What becomes a problem is when someone's use of their property affects other people in the community," she said. "That's why we have codes of ordinances and nuisance abatement laws to come into play to help the overall quality of the community."

We don't know where Nunez is. Either way, when she comes home, she may not find it the way she left it.

To read the list of code violations at the home, view the PDF.

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