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CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Atlanta 3, Georgia
WILLIAM R. WOFFORD, P.E., R.A.
INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
ELMER H. MOON, E.E., P.E.
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
MEMORANDUM TO . The Honorable Ivan Allen,/ Jr.
FROM : W. R. Woff
RE : "In Rem' Activities
February 10, 1967
I would like to report that since we started our "In Rem"
proceedings to get owners to demolish slum houses after the
City has exhausted every legal remedy, in July, 1966 we held
hearings on 23 buildings; in August, 27; in September, 40 and
in October, 39 ~ a total of 129 buildings.
In accordance with the "In Rem" ordinance we must give
public notice and after 90 days from the date of the public
hearing we can proceed to demolish the house and place a
lien against the property.
We are finding our "In Rem" proceedings very productive.
Following the July hearing 9 of the 23 buildings involved were
demolished before the 90-day limit expired; from the August
hearing, 9 were demolished; from the September hearing, 21
and from the October hearing, 19 - 59 buildings out of a total
of 129 that were notified and on which public hearings were
We are proceeding now to award contracts for demolition of
those houses where owners have failed to demolish the building
ATLANTA THE DOGWOOD CITY