Updates Given on Unsafe Properties

The Knox Board of Works members got an update on the renovation efforts on two identified unsafe structures.

Knox Planning Administrator and Director of Building and Code Compliance Kenny Pfost said Lucia Valladares hasn’t gotten any work done for a couple of months. She told Pfost that she hopes to resume efforts in March. The construction permit expires May 22. The board approved a motion to request for her to appear at the next meeting on Wednesday, March 28. She also owns property on Bender Street that needs renovation work.

According to Pfost, the owner of 1 and 3 N. Main Street, Pete Milev, has done some interior work, but the exterior issues remain. The weather hasn’t been ideal to complete that work. Pfost indicated that Milev hired a contractor to take down the sign on the east side of the building. He needs to have someone on the roof to help hold the sign as it is disconnected from the building because the equipment can’t accommodate the weight of the sign. Milev was given until May 2018 to complete extensive repairs to the exterior masonry and interior violations.