Stories from the NFCCA Newsletter, the “Northwood News”

Northwood News ♦ February 2007


By David Rotenstein

Talk about your mixed messages:  since late fall of 2006, the “Northwood-Four Corners” gateway sign at the corner of Sutherland and Timberwood Avenues has been juxtaposed against a two-story brick house condemned by the Montgomery County Division of Code Enforcement as unsafe for human occupancy.

Germantown resident Mirna Arreano bought the house in 2005 and has used it as a rental property.  According to housing code inspector Alvin Clarkson, there was a roof leak that resulted in damage to the interior of the 60-year-old house.  Clarkson said that the owner is anxious to resolve the problems and he added that repairs have been delayed because the tenant had difficulty removing personal belongings.   ■

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