Speech to Text for Brookston Home Battle
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3 one property owner in brookston says the city isn't giving him enough time to revitalize his home before demolishing it.news 18's marvin bills spoke with the property owner today about how he feels and what he is doing to protect his property.marvin? 3 randy yoder says he has been in talks with the city for about six months.although there's still not a solution. so he has taken things into his own hands in order to protect his property. 3<randy yoder: "anything can look bad doesn't mean it's bad." property owner randy yoder tells himself that every day as he's trying to keep the city of brookston from demolishing his home.randy yoder: "we thought we'd try to bring it back because maybe the challenge of it. we knew it would take a few years." yoder's owned this property for four years. he says he has spent more than $10,000 to try and revitalize this home.randy yoder: "we're re-doing everything they say is wrong with it. they're right. that's why we're working on it." the city's attorney says they have filed a suit to have the home demolished. yoder says the city claims to have a covenance in place but won't specify what that is. so he's hired his own attorney.randy yoder: "what do we do you know? we're kind of caught and kind of lost once in a while on, well should we just keep going or should we stop." tony monaco has helped yoder with the home for the past four years. he says he wants the city to let them finish what they started.tony monaco: "frankly i just want to get it done. i ain't going to go out with out an unfinished product." neighbor gwendolyn korpach says she doesn't have a problem with yoder taking time to renovate the home. gwendolyn korpach: "rome wasn't built in a day. i mean it takes time. especially if you're doing it alone." she says it's important for this home to stay in the community. gwendolyn korpach: "it's a historical home. i think it should be preserved. they should give him time to do that." yoder says there is work being done and he has big plans for this home.randy yoder: "it'll be one of the best homes on the block when we are done with it."> 3 yoder says he hopes to have most of the visible work done by the fall of this year.in the meantime, there's no date set for the potential demolition.that's still being worked out in court.marvin bills news 18. 3 an update