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Abandoned homes draw attention to code policies

The grass is greener on the other side of an abandoned home. The home at 266 Seminole Ct. has been abandoned for about three years, accruing more than $270,000 in Marco code fines which continue to grow at the rate of $500 per day, preventing the sale of the house listed at $299,000.

Photo by KELLY FARRELL, Staff

The grass is greener on the other side of an abandoned home. The home at 266 Seminole Ct. has been abandoned for about three years, accruing more than $270,000 in Marco code fines which continue to grow at the rate of $500 per day, preventing the sale of the house listed at $299,000.

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  • A pre-foreclosure home at 266 Seminole Ct., Marco Island, has more than $270,000 in code fines and city liens as fines for failure to connect to the sewer and a fallen seawall continue to accrue at $500 per day.
  • The City of Marco Island attempts to keep the seawall at 266 Seminole Ct. secure enough to prevent it from pulling down the walls of adjacent properties. The violation has existed for three years in the abandoned home.
  • The grass is greener on the other side of an abandoned home. The home at 266 Seminole Ct. has been abandoned for about three years, accruing more than $270,000 in Marco code fines which continue to grow at the rate of $500 per day, preventing the sale of the house listed at $299,000.
  • The neighbor to this abandoned home on Seminole Court has dealt with rat infestations, a failed seawall causing his yard to sink in and other signs of blight at the home next door for about three years.
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  • 266 Seminole Ct., Marco Island

Some say reducing code fines may help sell and fix-up Marco's abandoned homes. Others say a more strict approach to fines would be most effective.

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