The Sentinel-Record/Richard Rasmussen STILL CLOSED: A Polo Run Apartments unit remained closed Tuesday following the notice of unsafe conditions the city issued the complex May 30 for unsafe stairways and second-floor platforms. On Monday, the city cited the complex's owner for more than 100 code violations.

The Sentinel-Record/Richard Rasmussen STILL CLOSED: A Polo Run Apartments unit remained closed Tuesday following the notice of unsafe conditions the city issued the complex May 30 for unsafe stairways and second-floor platforms. On Monday, the city cited the complex's owner for more than 100 code violations.

Apartment complex hit with numerous code violations

By David Showers
This article was published June 13, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.

The owner of an apartment complex the city partially closed last month was cited for 144 code violations Monday in Hot Springs District Court, according to court records.

The city's neighborhood services division cited Adam Glickman, managing partner of AMG Realty Group, the Illinois-based owner of Polo Run Apartments, 230 Manor Circle.

The city sent Glickman a notice of unsafe conditions May 30 related to second-floor platforms and stairways on four of the complex's buildings, leading to the closure of multiple units and the displacement of 11 residents, the city said earlier this month.

The notice was issued for noncompliance with the buildings and construction code, according to the notice. Chief Building Inspector Mike Scott said Tuesday those units are still closed. He said citations issued Monday are for violations of the public health and property code's minimum housing standards and affect buildings unrelated to the notice of unsafe conditions.

Electric, plumbing, water heater, exterior door, lighting, window and wall and floor coverings were among the issues listed in citations affecting four buildings and 13 units. Glickman is scheduled to appear in court June 26.

A March 27 fire at the complex killed Gillibando Arellano, 48. Rayson Edward Clayton, 22, was charged with capital murder in connection with the fire, which authorities determined was caused by arson. Clayton pleaded not guilty earlier this month.

Following the fire, city officials said the complex had been cited previously for issues ranging from leaky roofs, missing smoke detectors and plumbing problems.

AMG Realty purchased it in February 2017 for $2.15 million from a Pasadena, Calif.-based company, which, according to property records, holds a $1.88 million mortgage on the property.

Local on 06/13/2018
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