East Toledo homeowner upset after city demolished garage from pr - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

East Toledo homeowner upset after city demolished garage from property

(Source: WTOL) (Source: WTOL)
(Source: WTOL) (Source: WTOL)
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

An east Toledo homeowner is upset after the city demolished his garage.

George Suchora says the city tore down his garage, without any notice.This all comes after a fire destroyed his home on Forsythe Street about a month ago. He and his sister owned the property and were fixing it up. 

He says the city first demolished the house the day of the fire, because it wasn't safe. Then Thursday, crews were back to clear the debris, but Suchora was surprised by what else they were doing. 

"My friend called me a little bit ago and told me they were taking the garage down," said Suchora. 

He says there wasn't anything wrong with the garage, and it shouldn't have been torn down. Now, Suchora says he's out thousands of dollars. 

"I had a lot of stuff in that garage because I do construction and they just drive over the garage and never called us, never wrote us a letter. Never told us anything, just knocked it down," said Suchora. 

The City of Toledo's Code Enforcement Division says, crews followed proper procedures. 

"The garage was taken down as part of the permit that was issued for the demo of the house as an emergency," said Dennis Kennedy, Manager of the Code Enforcement Division. 

Kennedy says it's proper protocol to remove any structure on the lot so the lot can be restored to a buildable condition. 

The city also says it mailed the homeowner a notice of the permit to the address on record with the county.

Code enforcement says Suchora can reach out to the law department if he feels he's been wronged. 

In the meantime, Kennedy recommends any homeowner in a similar situation, remove any valuables from the property.  

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2016 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • First Alert Forecast: One more comfortable day

    First Alert Forecast: One more comfortable day

    Afternoon scattered downpours are possible as a cold front moves through on Monday.

    This will be our best chance for rain until nearly next weekend! 

    More >>

    Afternoon scattered downpours are possible as a cold front moves through on Monday.

    This will be our best chance for rain until nearly next weekend! 

    More >>
  • All lanes closed on US 6 in Williams County due to three-vehicle crash

    All lanes closed on US 6 in Williams County due to three-vehicle crash

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-07-18 21:51:06 GMT
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    Troopers say all lanes of travel on US 6 near County Road 23  have been closed due to a three-vehicle and will remain closed for at least two hours.  

    More >>

    Troopers say all lanes of travel on US 6 near County Road 23  have been closed due to a three-vehicle and will remain closed for at least two hours.  

    More >>
  • Sylvania Township breaks TARTA's chance for expansion

    Sylvania Township breaks TARTA's chance for expansion

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-07-18 21:40:49 GMT
    (TARTA has been hoping to expand service throughout Lucas County, but at a cost. )(TARTA has been hoping to expand service throughout Lucas County, but at a cost. )
    (TARTA has been hoping to expand service throughout Lucas County, but at a cost. )(TARTA has been hoping to expand service throughout Lucas County, but at a cost. )

    Tuesday night, Sylvania Township Board of trustees voted to shut down the proposed sales tax by TARTA, which could possibly have big ramifications here in Lucas County.

    More >>

    Tuesday night, Sylvania Township Board of trustees voted to shut down the proposed sales tax by TARTA, which could possibly have big ramifications here in Lucas County.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly