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'Tarp house' mystery solved

In case you were concerned about the house covered in tarps and cables visible from Webster Road near Safeway, you shouldn’t be.

by: PHOTO BY: COREY BUCHANAN - People going by a highly visible house covered in tarps along Webster Road have wondered for months what had been going on. Turns out it's just a remodel. Though Clackamas County initially considered placing a violation on the house at 6800 S.E. Tuscany Court, according to Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development Permit Specialist Diane Bautista, they sent an inspector instead. The inspector determined the house was simply undergoing a remodeling project.

Clackamas Community Planning Organization Chairwoman Cyndi Lewis-Wolfram, who said she has been inside the house, said the tarp is being used to protect the house from bad weather, and the cables are used to keep the house secure.

“It’s nothing sneaky or suspicious at all. It’s a security measure completely,” Lewis-Wolfram said.

According to the county inspector, the remodeling includes installing new windows and electrical systems. Also, the toilets, sinks and cabinetry are being upgraded.

Finally, the exterior walls are being insulated. Once the insulation is finished, the tarps will come down.

“I thought it was rather clever of the construction person,” Lewis-Wolfram said.



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