San Miguel lawn mower shop condemned
The little lawn mower shop next to The Ranch on Mission Street in San Miguel was condemned last week by the San Miguel Community Service District Fire Department.
Reuck’s Pumps and Power Equipment at 1271 Mission St. had a noticed posted on its door March 18 stating: “This building, structure or premises has been deemed to be defective, unsafe or hazardous and is hereby ordered condemned.”
The action is the result of an “ongoing enforcement action,” according to San Miguel Fire Chief Rob Roberson. In an annual fire inspection in February “some issues were brought up,” he said. Roberson declined to offer further details because it is an ongoing investigation. He said that buildings are condemned when they pose a threat to life and safety.
Roberson said the buildings status may be reconsidered when it is brought into compliance. Shop owner Larry Reuck, who has lived in the area since the early 1970s, could not be reached for comment. His store sells and repairs lawn mowers, rototillers, small engines and other equipment.