Remains of the house on Sagebrush Ct. set for demolition (Garrison Wells/Observer)
Rio Rancho Governing Body unanimously approved a resolution to demolish a house at 1340 Sagebrush Ct. SE.
The property owner did not return multiple calls from city officials to clean the property. The house twice caught fire, and was completely destroyed.
The house already had been condemned as unlivable.
This is only the second house that has been demolished in the last nine years, said Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull.
“It’s a last step. It’s a last resort,” he said. “This is not something that we normally do.”
He pointed out that neighbors to a condemned house “suffer quite a bit when something like this happens.”
The cost to demolish the home will be about $20,000 and the job will be contracted out.