Earlier this week, a contractor tried to remove a dormer from atop 147-149 Locust Street. Said contractor did not have a permit to perform any such work within the historic district, of which this address is a part. A code enforcement officer stopped the procedure and posted a STOP WORK notice on the property. The notice is shown below.
A contractor attempted to remove the dormer shown above.
The work was halted, and a STOP WORK notice was posted by Code Enforcement Officer George Weis.
The very next day, a contractor began work - again, without a permit - at 212-214 Locust Street, another property in the historic district, this one owned by Samuel Bigler. The work was halted, and a STOP WORK sign was posted on this property as well. Any such work in the historic district must first be reviewed by the Historic Architectural Review Board to maintain the integrity of structures with historic value in the borough.
The STOP WORK notice at 212-214 Locust that no longer appears on the property.
The Columbia Borough Historic District