MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-- It's been bothering a Milford neighborhood for years, now there's a sign it's going away soon.
A home that was declared blighted by the health department in February is still standing.
It is certainly not a bad scene to wake up to every morning, but when you look at it from another angle, neighbors and people who drive by cringe.
"He's got to do something about that house, really," said Angela Kasparek, Milford.
News 8 first reported their frustrations on July 9th. The health department said Milford's City Attorney and the property owner Dr. Stanley Einbinder's attorney were working on an agreement to get this house demolished.
Wednesday, the Assistant City Attorney says they did. Einbinder must tear down the home by February 1st.
" I thank channel 8. You have got a move on this," said Kasparek.
A comment posted on our website is from someone claiming to be a family member saying an oil spill on the site slowed things down.
"Yes, there was an oil spill," said Kasparek.
It says in part:
"Over the past few years we have tried to reach a settlement with the oil company and have just recently come to one."
A copy of that lawsuit was found. Neighbors say they knew about the settlement but...
"Someone has been dragging their heels on it," said Walter Scott, Milford.
Since Dr. Einbinder wouldn't return any of our calls over the last month, News 8 went to his home in Woodbridge. There was someone home, the TV was running and no one would answer.
About an hour or so later, he called News 8 telling our newsroom he was returning the call, but wouldn't give out a number to call him back. No luck again when his office was called.
This Milford neighborhood is just relieved.
When asked if he's looking forward to not seeing anymore, Scott said, "oh, certainly."
Dr. Einbinder must file for a demolition permit by October 1st. News 8 promised the neighborhood we would follow up to make sure that deadline is met.
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