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Submitted: June 8, 2001

Andrew J. Stelmack, Jr. (Appellant) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County (trial court), which permitted the City of Erie (City) to demolish a structure located on Appellant’s property. Additionally, the trial court ordered Appellant to be assessed the costs of the demolition and placed a lien on the property. We affirm.

Appellant is the owner of property located at 653 Hess Avenue in Erie, Pennsylvania (the property), upon which a four-unit residential building exists. In 1996, the building became vacant and utility service to the property ceased. *fn1 In July, 1999, the City notified Appellant to repair windows located on the second-floor of the building from which glass was hanging and to cut the property’s high weeds. Appellant failed to act regarding the notices and the City took action. Throughout the following months, the City continued to fine Appellant for numerous other violations of the City’s Property Maintenance Code (Code). *fn2

 
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