Lakebay Marina owner Mark Scott watched in dismay as, bite by bite, bulldozers demolished and trucks hauled away debris from three dilapidated former cabins cited in a Warrant of Abatement and executed by Pierce County Code Enforcement Project Manager Craig Swanson the morning of Jan. 20. Multiple Pierce County Sheriff deputies were present to protect the peace at the site already familiar to law enforcement officers.
A white two-story structure was boarded up to prevent people getting inside.
Another structure also slated for demolition nearest to the pier near the water’s edge was found to contain asbestos. Swanson said once that hazardous material is safely removed, that structure, too, will come down in the weeks ahead.
Ample time to comply with the order was afforded Scott but in keeping with a long pattern of noncompliance, he chose not to respond. Scott declined to comment.
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