Knox BOW Members Receive Update on Unsafe Structure

Another unsafe structure the Knox Board of Public Works would like to see progress on is at 6 N. Pearl Street.

The owner, Lucia Valladares, has gotten some work done, but the renovation effort has stalled. Knox Planning Administrator and Director of Building and Code Compliance Kenny Pfost told the board members Wednesday morning that she has a family member in California suffering from medical issues and she has been there. A lot of her funds are now going to help her family member. She will be able to do what she can.

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Knox Board of Public Works to Meet Today

The Knox Board of Public Works will meet this morning where the board members will get an update on two unsafe properties.

The owner of 1 and 3 N. Main Street, Pete Milev, is anticipated to give the board an update on repairs needed to that downtown building. Knox Planning Administrator and Director of Building and Code Compliance Kenny Pfost told the board members last month that a timeline was provided for repairs. Milev was given until May 2018 to complete extensive repairs to the exterior masonry and interior violations. There are smaller improvements that should have been done by Jan. 12.

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Knox Board of Public Works Receives Updates on Unsafe Buildings

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.

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Knox Board of Public Works to Meet Today

The Knox Board of Public Works will discuss enforcement actions on three pieces of property when they meet this morning.

Knox Director of Building, Planning and Code Compliance Kenny Pfost revoked a permit at 325 Carlson Drive and the board members will have information pertaining to the issue of the construction of a steel carport on the property this morning. Enforcement action at 1 N. Main Street and 3 N. Main Street will also be reviewed.

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Knox Board of Public Works Members Get Updates on Blighted Structures

 

The Knox Board of Public Works received updates on two blighted structures in the city limits.

Jack Fogarty owns the property at 301 S. Shield St. and has tried to refinance with no success and he explained that his financial situation doesn’t support the updates. He understands that the property needs a new roof, exterior work and interior work. He just asked the board for one thing.

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Knox Board of Public Works to Meet Today

The Knox Board of Public Works will meet this morning where the members will receive information on the cleanup or renovation efforts at 301 N. Shield Street and 6 N. Pearl Street.

The board heard from Lucia Valladares during their last meeting in August where she discussed the progress on renovation efforts on the home at 6 N. Pearl Street. She said she would be hiring a business to help with the demolition portion of the proposed project. She plans on focusing on the exterior part of the building this year. Her plan is to demolish two side additions and the back porch, reinforce the foundation, put up siding, replace the roof and construct a new addition. She anticipates the exterior work to be complete by winter.

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Knox Board of Works Receives Update on Unsafe House

The Knox Board of Public Works and Safety heard from homeowner Lucia Valladares on the progress on renovation efforts on the home at 6 N. Pearl Street.

Valladares said she was involved in a motor vehicle accident and hasn’t been able to get any work done on the property. She plans to focus on the exterior part of the building yet this year. Her plan is to demolish two side additions and the back porch, reinforce the foundation, put up siding, replace the roof, and construct a new addition.

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Knox Board of Public Works Receives Update on Property

The members of the Knox Board of Public Works received an update on the rehabilitation of the property at 6 N. Pearl Street.

Knox Director of Building, Planning and Code Compliance Kenny Pfost said the owner, Lucia Valladares, was in a car accident and has not been able to complete any work. Pfost reported that she is looking for a vehicle capable of towing a trailer in order to aid her work on the dilapidated structure.

Renovation plans were previously approved by the board. Pfost said an engineer’s report on the foundation found that only a few repairs need to be made in order to move forward with work. Continue reading

Knox Board of Public Works to Meet Today

The Knox Board of Public Works will receive an update on the progress of 6 N. Pearl Street when they meet this morning.

The property was set for demolition, but Lucia Valladares purchased it in a tax sale and provided the board of works with plans for extensive renovations at a previous meeting. The members approved her plans, pending a positive report from the structural engineer concerning the building’s foundation.

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Deadline Looms for Knox Property Owner

The owner of a dilapidated house in downtown Knox will present final renovation plans to the Knox Board of Works when they meet tomorrow morning. Lucia Valladares will also provide an update on the property cleanup at 6 N. Pearl Street. She told the board at their March meeting it would take between three and four weeks. Continue reading