The portion of the Newcomb Hotel damaged during a severe storm last month is yet to be repaired and the City of Quincy is now taking the issue to court.
Director of Inspection and Enforcement Michael Seaver says the company that owns the historic building, Newcomb Realty, LLC, was cited April 26 for maintaining an unsafe structure.
The action comes after the city sent a notice to the company asking to either repair or demolish the building. Seaver said his office didn't receive a response, so the citation was the next step.
A court date has been set for May 21 at the Adams County Courthouse. Seaver said the city can ask the court to either force the hand of the owner or give the city the ability to do something about the building.
According to Seaver, a judge has the option of fining Newcomb Reality up to $500 per day until the building is repaired or demolished.
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