Inspections have been conducted on the Knox homes included in the grant from the Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program.
Mayor Rick Chambers said that the inspectors from the state checked for oil containers, paint, round fluorescent bulbs, and newer thermostats. Those items need to be removed from the homes before they are demolished.
Seven of the eight homes in the program were inspected. Mayor Chambers told the Knox City Council members on Tuesday that officials will return next week to complete the last inspection.
More homes were added to the list that will lead to another public hearing to be held in June for comments. A specific date was not released.
The City of Knox was awarded the grant in the amount of$187,000 late last year. The program provides an opportunity for local units of government to compete for money available to prevent avoidable foreclosures through the removal of blighted, vacant and abandoned homes.