County Wants to Move Uninhabitable Home, Neighbors Won't Consent

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Andrew Spencer, KSL Newsradio A landslide has made a home in Morgan County an uninhabitable eyesore.

The county has set aside almost $50,000 to remove the home, but County Attorney Jann Farris says they may not act. "There's no law or rule that I've ever seen that says the county must step in after an abatement and tear the house down. I've seen them in Ogden boarded up for five, 10 years," he said.

Farris says removing the home could make the landslide worse, and residents refuse to sign indemnification waivers. "The county can't go out and spend $50,000 and then be sued for much more than that because the landslide speeds up," he said.

If the groups don't come to an agreement, the home will continue to be a blight in an otherwise beautiful area.

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