The Hamlet Zoning Board has found the house at 503 South Starke Street to be structurally sound. President Dave Kesvormas told the rest of the board Tuesday that he visited the site after the previous town council meeting.Continue reading
Hamlet officials have agreed to hold off on condemnation proceedings on 503 South Starke Street as the owner continues to work on the home. During last week’s town council meeting, Council President Dave Kesvormas noted that the sewer and water lines have been corrected and are now within code.Continue reading
The Hamlet Zoning Board discussed the removal of a camper from a lot at 218 Railroad Street last week. Board Member Brian Earnest was concerned that the camper was being used as a residence. “An officer stopped by there yesterday, and they said, ‘Three more weeks.’ which is ridiculous,” Earnest said. “They’re obviously living there.”Continue reading
The Hamlet Zoning Board is looking at moving forward with condemnation proceedings on 503 South Starke Street. The owner had until Wednesday’s meeting to bring the house into compliance with the town’s unsafe structure ordinance.Continue reading
The Hamlet Zoning Board has given the owner of 503 South Starke Street until June 12 to bring the property into compliance with the town’s unsafe structure ordinance. During last week’s meeting, it was revealed that the water and sewer lines hadn’t been hooked up. There were also concerns with an open trench that had apparently been dug next to the sidewalk.Continue reading
The Hamlet Zoning Board has reopened discussions about paying the town’s building inspector. Frank Lonigro says he’ll no longer do the job for free, according to Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts. He first raised concerns during the board’s January meeting, but members wanted to look at restructuring the town’s permit fee structure before offering a pay rate.
Hamlet’s Starke Street rehabilitation project may require more culvert work than originally thought. The town has been working with Starke County Surveyor Bill Crase to extend the culvert at Benninghoff Ditch. That will allow a sidewalk to be added from Plymouth Street north to the trailer park and gas station.
The Hamlet Zoning Board continues to research the possibility of a new fee structure for building permits. During Wednesday’s meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts gave board members copies of Starke County’s permits and suggested adopting a similar system.