N. Wildwood Taking Steps To Knock Down Woodys

N. Wildwood Taking Steps To Knock Down Woodys

N. Wildwood Taking Steps To Knock Down Woodys

As we told you two weeks ago, someone had broken into Woody’s Café and set a small fire. The man who broke in was charged with arson, burglary, and criminal mischief. This break-in brought up that a change needs to take place at Woodys.

Woodys Café, which is located at 18th and New Jersey, has sat abandoned since 2014 after the Sawyer family closed the business. Although the building is sound it is a hazard to the area if people find it fitting to break in and start a fire.

According to the Mayor Rosenello the city will begin a process of having the building ripped down. The downside is that it will take some time for this to happen.

To legally have a building torn down there are steps that need to take place. The program is called Clean and Lien.

Clean and Lien works by first notifying the property owner of  an overgrowth or debris violation or safety hazard. If the property owner doesn’t bring the property into compliance, the City of North Wildwood reserves the right to enter onto the property and take the necessary steps to remove the weeds, debris or building and place a lien on the property.

In this case the city of North Wildwood will place the building as an “unsafe structure” and then rip it down. Once torn down a lien will be on the property.

These steps could take up to sixty (60) days to happen.

As far as we know the building has been stuck in legal limbo which is why nothing has happened to the property in over 5 years. 

Tune back in for more information on Woodys Café.

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