Georgetown Commons residents not allowed back into homes

By WEEK Producer

November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- Georgetown Commons residents no longer have access to their homes.

That is a restriction put in place by the property owner, not the city of Washington.

A fence is set up around the complex entry-way. Property owner Tri-United Management, LLC said it is not safe and will decide if tenants will be granted access.

City officials have asked the company to evaluate their property and possibly consider another chance for residents to return to their homes.

"This was one the city had concern for, our residents, the Georgetown residents and I feel we've taken every step we needed to, to allow them an opportunity to retrieve personal property like the rest of the residents were," said Washington City Administrator Tim Gleason.

The management company is asking Georgetown residents who still have cars on the property to have them removed or towed by Wednesday morning.

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