City Council is moving against nuisance buildings in the uptown area.
The Carlson Building on Argyle Street is the first building to earn the ire of council after becoming a notorious drug den.
One of the two owners, John Mortimore, appeared before council and said things got out of control while he was in a psychiatric facility.
Mayor Mike Ruttan said more buildings will be soon added to the nuisance list, including the Harbourview (Frigstad) Apartments and the PA Squash Club.
The city will now be able to bill the owners of the Carlson Building every time a police officer, firefighter, or city staff are required at the building.