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Posted on: February 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Judge Rules in City’s Favor, Requires Homeowner to Address Violations

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Last week, Tarrant County 67th District Court Judge Don Cosby granted the City of Bedford a temporary injunction in a court case against a homeowner who has a long history of health, safety code, and zoning violations for his property in the 3000 block of Glenwood Court. The homeowner, Chandra Gupta, was ordered to remove the unpermitted structures on his property within 30 days.

“I’m pleased the judge ruled in Bedford’s favor,” said City Manager Jimmy Stathatos. “Our staff worked hard to gather evidence and address these problems with the homeowner as much as possible. This ruling allows the situation to finally be resolved.”

Current violations include open sewage collection, dangerous electrical wiring, unpermitted structures, trash, and debris. Prior to the ruling, the City made numerous attempts with the homeowner over the years to address these code issues without success. As a result, the City Council elected to take this additional step out of concern for the safety of those on the property. 

If Mr. Gupta does not clear the structures from his property within the allotted 30 days, the Court Order allows the City to enter the property and clear the structures and resolve the electrical, plumbing, trash, and debris problems. The City is taking steps to act, if necessary.

“This is an example of how the City is cleaning up Bedford, revitalizing neighborhoods, and raising the standard,” said Mayor Michael Boyter. “Thank you to all the residents and neighbors around Glenwood Court for working with the City on this and I look forward to seeing a successful conclusion of everyone's efforts.”

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