The Knox Board of Public Works learned that two property owners are working to update their unsafe structures with an attempt to eliminate demolition.
Lucia Valladares owns 6 N. Pearl Street and updated the board last week on her progress. She said she has hired a contractor to help her make the necessary upgrades as specified in the plans she gave the board a few months ago.
Jack Fogarty owns 301 S. Shield Street and he explained that he’s having a hard time finding a hardship loan in order to bring his home up to code. He said he should have favorable news at the beginning of the year. He just asked for time as he doesn’t want to lose the house. The board asked him to keep them up to date on his status for receiving funding to keep up the property.