Meeting: Huntingburg Works

The Huntingburg Board of Public Works and Safety met this morning and:

”¢ Decided to demolish a house at 406 E. First Ave. that city officials described as a public nuisance and a blight on the neighborhood. Its owner, Charles Mendel, has until Oct. 5 to vacate the home. Mendel, who was not at the meeting, has been ticketed numerous times for leaving trash and litter strewn across his yard. In June, city officials inspected his home and found multiple code violations, including a leaking roof, exposed wires and overgrown weeds. Code enforcement officer Steve Collett told the board that “nothing was taken care of” and “it was a situation where it wasn’t safe for people to live there.”

Ӣ Learned that volunteer Fire Investigator John C. Smith was appointed by Gov. Mike Pence to the state Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education.

Ӣ Approved a request to close Fourth Street between Main and Geiger streets for several hours on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 5, for Haunted Huntingburg, a family-friendly event featuring a community movie night.

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