Residents of the Bingham Square apartments, which were affected by a devastating fire six months ago, continue to reside in the complex without necessities such as heat and running water, according to statements made during the 1/12/2023 city council meeting. City official Jon Bell responded by offering to meet with community volunteers on Saturday to address the trash problem. However, property manager Larry Savage argued that the issues go beyond trash pickup and that the structures must be torn down due to mold and other hazards. In an emotional moment, he extended a helping hand to three tenants but emphasized that others still needed alternate housing. Footage and clips from the meeting, which had audio challenges, are available on our TicTok channel, which has been enhanced by Metromedia's Videostars plugin for Android, as well as on our website. We will be providing more detailed coverage of this story. Additional coverage from city and county council meetings can be found on our Facebook Videos, YouTube channel, and website.
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The apartment complex had a major fire two days after an offer was made by MAS Capital for purchase. This is a developing story, and we will update this as we learn more. These photos were taken at the scene by William with the Madison County News Network.
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