Knox Board of Public Works Discusses Unsafe Structures

Knox Board of Public Works
Knox Board of Public Works

Steve Dodge came before the Knox Board of Public Works Wednesday morning to advise the board of an unsafe structure.

The property in question is at 409 and 411 W. Lewis Drive in the Parkview Heights area. The duplex is on two lots with two property owners. One side of the building on the property is up-to-date on taxes and the other side was sold in a tax sale.

Dodge explained that an outside wall of the dwelling had fallen from the structure last year and the other side is caving in. There are no doors on the property, one side is boarded up and Dodge said it’s full of junk.

Knox Mayor Rick Chambers suggested that condemnation papers be drawn up on the structure and those papers could be presented to the Board of Works at the next meeting for approval.

Chambers added that there are several unsafe properties the city really needs to look at and act accordingly, including Marsh Manor on Main Street.