Trial Over 1 & 3 N. Main Street Code Violations Pushed Back to October

A trial date over a Downtown Knox building has been pushed back to October. The city ordered the owner of 1 & 3 North Main Street to make repairs back in 2017, but decided to take him to court after little progress was made. A bench trial had been scheduled for August 12, but City Attorney Autumn Ferch told the board of works Wednesday that it was moved.

She and Director of Building and Code Compliance Kenny Pfost met with the owner, Pete Milev, a few weeks ago, and Ferch said he’s taken steps to bring the building into compliance. She explained that a metal plate on the sidewalk has been completed, and Milev plans to start fixing and painting the exterior brick in the next week or so.

Ferch said the understanding is that the city would dismiss the civil case, if he finishes everything on the initial request by next month’s board of works meeting. Board members agreed to move their discussion to September.