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Bank-owned structures called dangerous

City of Delafield -  The common council is expected to discuss later this month what action, if any, the city can take to require Ixonia Bank to either remove, or place a fence around, two structures near Highway C and Indian Springs Drive that a neighbor says poses a danger to public safety.

Laura Schult, who lives on nearby Bahr Road. told the common council that neighbors have complained to the owners of the structures for several years.

She said she is concerned that children playing in  the vicinity could become trapped or injured in the structures

She said one of the buildings is an abandoned structure that the city fire department used for fire exercises. The other structure is a gutted home with the exterior frame still standing, she said.

The two homes are on residential property that Ixonia Bank took over from Delafield developer Bob Lang a number of years ago, according to Schult and city officials.

City Administrator Tom Hafner said the city's building inspector has written the bank about the structures but has received not response.

Schult said it does not appear there are any city ordinances to address the problem.

The council agreed to discuss the matter at its next meeting scheduled for Sept. 15.

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