Board of Appeals decided to uphold the County’s decision to condemn unlivable units

Board of Appeals decided to uphold the County’s decision to condemn unlivable units »Play Video
Owner is working with DEQ, review board not convinced
MOSWCO, ID - The owner of the Syringa Mobile Home Park has 20 days to bring all unlivable units in the park into compliance with the County’s building codes.

The Latah County Building Code Board of Appeals decided to uphold the County’s decision to condemn unlivable units by marking them with red tags. Property owner Magar E. Magar recently appealed his violations. The Board of Appeals held a public hearing this afternoon giving affected parties a chance to speak.

"I was shocked at the trailers that you did not condemn,” said Syringa Mobile Home Park Resident James Ware. “I was floored at the trailers that you would consider habitable."

Magar, who lives in Vancouver, Washington, attended the hearing over the phone. IF Magar doesn’t bring the condemned units up to code in time the County might take legal action against him. He hoped the County would drop its violations because he is working with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to fix the water system. The DEQ said the water is now safe to drink, but the system still has significant deficiencies and it is not in compliance with their standards.