Shelbyville Daily Union


March 7, 2014

City Council targets dilapidated building owners


“He’s had a year and he’s done nothing. I’m not feeling too generous about that situation,” Smart said.

Johnson said he would ask the owner for a schedule of work to be done by June 1.

Commissioner Thom Schafer reported that the buildings adjacent to the alley on the north side of the 100 block of East Main Street were showing some structural problems due to alley usage.

“I looked at it with some masons and there’s more problems than just just stucco coming off the buildings,” Schafer said. “I suggest that until we can get it fixed, we close the alley to traffic. According to the owner, the building has deteriorated more in the past 30 days.”

The council agreed to close the alleyway to traffic.

The council discussed the recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission concerning the zoning of proposed group homes as Residential 1 status. According to the recommendation by the Commission, the group homes fit the definition for a single family home. No action was taken at the meeting.

Police Chief David Tallman reported that an arrest was made in connection with recent vehicle burglaries, but people should continue to lock their vehicle doors.

In other action, the council approved:

- The appointment of Kelly Pasley as city treasurer

- The joint funding agreement and the construction engineering agreement for the East North 9th Street improvement project.

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