The Moore American

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August 6, 2013

Moore council approves $32M supplement for post-tornado costs

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MOORE —

Eddy said 112 homes were sent official notices of condemnation several weeks ago. About half of those have responded. People can come to the condemnation hearing if there are legitimate insurance concerns.

“They need to be talking to us about those homes,” Eddy said.

Owners will be responsible for removing debris after Aug. 15. The city will tear down and remove those properties that are not demolished by the owners. The city will then put a lien on any property it must demolish.

“If there’s special circumstances, we’ll give them additional time, but we’re not going to let it go on forever,” Eddy said.

The shopping center on 19th Street has been posted for condemnation.

“We’re interested to see if we can move that timeline up,” Community Development Director Elizabeth Jones said.

Support continues to flow into Moore. A banner was presented from the community of Sandy Hook, Conn., and the city council recognized animal rescue volunteers who helped at the emergency shelter in Norman.

Joy Hampton 366-3539

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