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Town officials order building owner to board up building

July 12, 2018

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — Town officials in Bellows Falls, Vermont, have ordered the owner of a dilapidated building to make the property inaccessible to the public.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports Bellows Falls Village Trustees voted Tuesday to approve an “order to remediate” for Stephen McAllister, the owner of the former Chemco building. McAllister must either board the property up or place a fence around it. He has 14 days to secure the building and 10 days to appeal the order.

Fire Chief Shaun McGinnis previously determined the building was dangerous because of its open elevator shaft and holes in the floor.

Bellows Falls Village President Deborah Wright says the building is behind on taxes for 2017-2018.

The building was built in 1913 and housed a paper mill before it was turned into a furniture store.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/

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