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North Catasauqua Borough Council gives sinkhole house owner ultimatum

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NORTH CATASAUQUA, Pa. - Three years after the ground suddenly opened in a Northampton County borough a sinkhole continues to be a headache for residents and officials in North Catasauqua.

On Tuesday night a borough council meeting was held to discuss a home damaged by the sinkhole that residents fear is in danger of falling down.

Residents who came to the meeting demanded action.

As a result, the council acted to require the property owner to present a viable plan to demolish or repair the building by May 12.

If the owner does not present a plan or the building becomes an immediate danger officials said the borough would demolish it.

When 69 News first did the story a woman who identified herself as the homeowner's mother said unrecovered insurance claims have kept her son from fixing damage caused by the sinkhole.

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