Web Extra: Oct. 2011 Slideshow Showing Violations

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) — A Burnsville apartment complex is getting its rental license revoked after failing to properly respond to multiple code violations.

Lee LaTourelle, Burnsville Fire Marshal, inspected Country Village Apartments on Tuesday and revoked its license after the owner — Lindahl Properties Inc. — failed to meet a Jan. 15 deadline to install fire doors in some swellings.

Deputy City Manager Tom Hansen said the move to revoke this license is unprecedented in Burnsville.

“Minor repairs were made to individual units, but the property overall has grossly failed to meet the City’s minimum code requirements,” said Hansen.

A letter will be going out to residents on Thursday, notifying them that they will be evicted because of the license revocation. They will have to vacate the property by March 1.

There are less than 100 units currently occupied.

According to the Scott Carver Dakota Community Action Partnership, about 40 to 60 families will need help finding new homes. The organization said they won’t be getting their security deposits back, so the agency is trying to raise the money for them to put down security deposits on new apartments.

The City of Burnsville originally threatened to revoke the license after finding more than 100 code violations on the property. The problems stem back to 2011, after residents called the city with complaints.

Hansen said inspectors started looking into the problems last year discovering mold and rodent infestations.

Comments (10)
  1. j speedbag 64 says:

    can’t get back the security deposit,sounds like a rip off……it’s not just that apartment thats infested with rodents you can include the burnsville police department they have alot of nasty rodents also….

    1. Matt says:

      yes, those moro…ns should get sued

  2. Kevin says:

    Lindahl Properties Inc

    A Wayzata based company…..owned by Dorris Lindahl……another rich bit*h sucking the blood out of the poor……send the Occupy MN to her house and let them set up camp…..

  3. Rufus Larkin says:

    Many these new apartment people don’t have the best of hygiene, so don’t totally blame the landlord to have messy, dirty apartments.

  4. Good Job says:

    “after residents called the city with complaints”
    Now you’re getting kicked out!

  5. Carrie says:

    I lived there back in 2008 and the boiler room kept breaking down flooding our apartment many times, all they did was big in huge fans to blow it dry, after the 3rd time in 2 months, when we (including my 2 week old infant) kept getting sick and had nonstop sinus infections, they moved us into another apartment, 3 days later they had already moved another family in, the caretaker that took care of the things was on vacation for a week so I know that apartment never got fully cleaned out.

  6. Jenny McGee says:

    I had a sqirrle come through my bedroom wall and the maintance people wouldnt even help put boards up not only did i have to move out on an emergancy they owe me 2 security deposits for two diffrent appartments, then they turn around and want money form me for the rest of the lease please!!!! kids were getting sick from all the mold and my patio on the 3d floor was falling omg they should have been torn down years ago……

    1. Jamie says:

      Please go back to school and learn how to spell

  7. j speedbag 64 says:

    where the rodents gonna go……sounds like a billion mice running around over there in burnsville….man give those people their money back …..

  8. R Warren says:

    I have a brother and nephew living in one of the units now. My daughter and her family had moved out prior, due to the holes in walls, mice leaky ceilings and health problems with her sons due to the mold issues. I hope that the these current tenants get some housing help, but there are little affordable rentals in the area. Shame on Doris Lindahl….

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