Tonawanda deems home unsafe on Parker Boulevard
Senior Code Enforcement Officer of the Building Department Tom Duncan stated the home at 738 Parker Blvd. has been vacant since April of this year. It has recently been heavily damaged by a fire. He added there was an attempt made to contact the owner, Eugene M. Krzynski, but it was unsuccessful.
Krzynski, was not present at the town board meeting to speak on his own behalf.
A certified letter was mailed to both Krysinski and the bank that will handle the matter further. Both parties signed for the piece of mail, but only a representative from the bank was present to speak on the matter.
Deborah Gallo, a representative from Rosicki, Rosicki, and Associates noted the bank plans to handle the situation, however there is a process. Gallo added, foreclosures can often take six to nine months to complete the task and the bank cannot take any immediate actions on the home until they own it.
Mary Daly, the daughter of nearby elderly neighbors followed up with her own concerns of the abandoned home becoming a fire hazard, due to alleged hoarding that took place in the home by the former owner. Daly stated there are excessive amounts of newspapers lining the walls of the home, the home is currently infested with rats and covered with overgrown shrubs.
The board acknowledged their concerns, but noted they have a limited authority when it comes to entering the home to determine how severe the fire hazard actually is.
Councilman John Bargnesi spoke to the residents on behalf of the board, stating “We are holding this hearing just to keep tabs on the building, we want the house to remain secure and safe.
He added, the town would commit to helping the bank as much as they could in order to move the process along smoothly.
The house is currently boarded up.
In other town news:
• The next Town of Tonawanda Board Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.