May 4—A home improvement contractor told a Lackawanna County judge Monday that two dilapidated buildings owned by Scranton landlord Ken Bond’s company and targeted for demolition by the city can be repaired.
A virtual hearing before Judge Julia Munley on a request by Bond’s firm, PSN Realty Inc., for injunctions to prevent the city from knocking down the buildings at 616 Cedar Ave. and 1620-1622 Pine St. will resume 9 a.m. Tuesday.
City officials notified Bond last month of their intention to proceed with demolition of the long-condemned properties, prompting the landlord to seek injunctive relief. Bond, whose company owns more than a dozen properties in the city, has a long history of tax and trash fee delinquencies.
Under questioning by Bond’s attorney, Robert Kobilinski, contractor Jerry Finnegan of Finnegan Drywall & Home Improvement testified about the work needed at the two condemned properties, which he reviewed during walk-throughs with