When is it coming down?
That's the only question left in a long-running local debate surrounding a disputed home on Bubier Road that is now slated for demolition.
In December, Wayne Johnson told Judge Keith Long that he was giving up the fight to save his 74 Bubier Road home and said the wrecking ball would be arriving today, according to this story published in the Salem News.
One Thursday afternoon, Fire Chief Jason Gilliland confirmed that the fire department recently signed off on a demolition permit for the home, though he pointed out that when a building is demolished, the equipment typically arrives a day or two beforehand.
As of Thursday evening, no heavy machinery had arrived on Bubier Road, though the home's front door was open and people appeared to be clearing it out. A truck with an attached wagon was parked in the driveway.
Johnson built the home in 1996. In December, he was ordered to tear it down or face jail time. The order came after neighbors complained that the house blocked their view of the harbor.
Marblehead Patch will be posting additional information about the demolition as it becomes available.