Nuisance Properties Top Eddy Council

Nuisance buildings and handling disposal of a trailer and vehicle was on the agenda at Monday’s July 2 meeting of the Eddyville City Council.

The city has gained ownership of 205 S. 2nd Street, which has the trailer and an abandoned vehicle. The former property owner has asked for permission to remove personal belongs from the site. Councilors decided to give until July 23 to complete removal.

They asked city clerk Katie Smith to contact a tow company to have the vehicle removed immediately. Regarding the ever-problematic 203 Walnut Street, city attorney Heather Simplot said she would need to notify the bonding company that the city could still go after for liquidated damages and any further damage that may be discovered. Councilors discussed water damage to the adjoining buildings, splatters on the windows and sidewalk and other damages.

Councilors suggested that an inspection be done to ascertain all the possible damages that has been incurred from the demolition and left unfinished by Iowa State Contractors. Mayor Doug Greenlee suggested contacting Kurt Detweiller, who has done inspections for the city previously, to do the inspection. The councilors agreed by consensus.

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