Patrick Russell and Sylvia Smith have filed a lawsuit against the town for "wrongfully condemning their property." Smith, Russell's caretaker, said they were also denied the right to put a mobile home on the property.
"The procedure that they used in condemning houses and telling people they need repaired houses, they are not following the codes properly. I worry every day if I'm even going to have a roof over my head. Sometimes I even wonder if I'm going to be able to buy a pack of toilet paper," said Smith.
Granville's attorney, Michael Soloman, declined to comment on the matter, since it is still in litigation. The town has 30 days to respond.Update: