The city of Astoria is ready to take the next step in dealing with the dilapidated Flavel properties that have stood empty and unkept for many years blighting downtown. If the city council agrees Monday evening liens will be recorded on the Commercial street storefronts and the Flavel home on 15th which could eventually lead to foreclosure on those properties.
In a staff memo provided with Monday night's meeting agenda, City Manager Paul Benoit notes that the properties have been racking up fines based on the town's recently adopted derelict building ordinances and that to date none of those fines have been paid by the building owner Mary Louise Flavel. Benoit says this lack of action would be addressed by placing liens on those properties which allows the city to charge additional interest accelerating the amount owed. if the lien is not paid the city may eventually start foreclosure action. The City Council will consider authorizing staff to record those liens by resolution at Monday's meeting. The council meets at 7:00pm in chambers at City Hall.