WHA lawsuit against Sparks to continue as planned

WHA lawsuit against Sparks to continue as planned

Source: http://www.wect.com, May 24, 2011
By: Debra Worley

A lawsuit against a sitting city council member will continue as planned.

The Wilmington Housing Authority sued council member Ronald Sparks and his company for work Sparks’ engineering company did on an apartment complex in September 2005. His company was hired to conduct infrared tests at the Eastbrook Apartments on Princess Place Drive.

Sparks concluded the overall condition of the property was good, but there were a few maintenance issues that need to be fixed.

Based on his findings, the WHA purchased the apartment complex, but had to remove residents when another company performed tests showing the building had mold and mildew.

Sparks tried to get the lawsuit thrown out, but the court of appeals denied his request this week. Reports say the trial for this case is expected to begin sometime this summer.

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