PANAMA CITY BEACH - The owner of an abandoned motel on Front Beach Road has failed to comply with a city order to demolish the structure.
Last month city officials gave the owner of the Beach Club Motel a month to either rebuild or level the building after fire gutted it in late May.
City officials say they haven't seen any sign of action, either way.
What's considered by many as one of Panama City Beach's eyesores may sit on it's Front Beach location a little longer.
"You know we have to have some give and take, but he's owned the property for a year and the only thing that he has caused is fires, vagrants, and problems," said Panama City Beach City Councilman, Keith Curry.
Curry says the latest problem is the Beach Club Motel owner's lack of compliance with the city's order.
David Pearson has not demolished or tried to repair the property.
"The clock has not stopped. They are still on notice to either tear down the building, board up the building, and then make the building occupiable if that's their final goal," said Panama City Beach City Manager, Mario Gisbert.
Pearson did not return our calls on this story, but his developing firm did tell city officials that something had to be done.
"They agree that the building needs to be torn down. Their concern is losing any development rights by tearing down the building," said Gisbert.
That's a different message from the one contained in an e-mail Pearson sent officials right after they ordered him to take some action.
He claims he's not required to demolish the building under the city's code.
"At the end of the day, we still have that scurge of a property out there that he has absolutely done nothing to clean up."
City officials say they'll continue to urge Pearson to take action on the property.
If Pearson continues to ignore the order, the city could place a lien against the property in November and begin fining Pearson $100 a day.