More than 100 St. Louis County residents face eviction if elevators aren't fixed

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 5:49 PM

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(KMOV.com) -- More than 100 hundred residents in a condo tower in north St. Louis County are on the verge of getting kicked out of their homes.

The nine-story tower on Lewis and Clark in Moline Acres has been without elevators since before Christmas, and officials condemned the building late Tuesday night.

St. Louis County and Moline Acres city administrators met with condo owners Monday and gave them an ultimatum: if the elevators weren’t fixed by Tuesday, the building would be declared uninhabitable and everyone would have 48 hours to move out.

News 4 contacted Moline Acres City Hall to find out when the eviction might happen, but no one has returned calls.

One condo owner told News 4 they don’t have enough money to pay for repairs, but owners are expected to get 30 days to get the elevators up to code. 

Six of the nine floors are residential, and many of the residents rent from owners as low -ncome families.

City officials plan to talk to the Riverview Fire Protection District about when and if tenants have to leave. 

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