• Units still occupied at Tymber Skan despite effort to clear it out


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Some people still call the run-down Tymber Skan condominiums home even though Orange County workers are clearing it out.
    Some buildings are boarded up and others have been bulldozed, but officials said the development is still one-third occupied, some residents living without running water.
    Tymber Skan looks worse than ever, but officials said progress is being made.
    Crews that removed asbestos on Thursday were joined by deputies who stood by as security in the dangerous development.
    Eleven of the 49 original buildings have been demolished and officials plan for eight more to come down this year.
    The Orlando Utilities Commission said it’s owed more than $12,000 in water and sewer charges in a complex made up of three homeowners associations.
    Section one has 20 occupied units, but no running water, section two has 47 occupied units and running water and section three has 24 occupied units, but no water connection.
    The county has spent more than $500,000 trying to remedy the conditions.
    The county set aside $1 million to pay for law enforcement and code enforcement efforts.

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