Huntingburg fights to rid city of eyesores | News
Huntingburg is taking action on four distressed properties in the city.
Mayor Denny Spinner and City Attorney Phil Schneider told the Board of Public Works and Safety that in some cases, they are working with property owners on demolition plans.
WITZ reports that the owners of one house at 103 S. Geiger must voluntarily begin demolition of the property by November 6 otherwise the City will take action on its own.
The City is also are in contact with the owners of a house on Walnut Street to see about getting them to take care of the demolition on their own.
Two properties are facing legal action due to external disrepair. Schneider reports that he has already filed suit against the owners of a house on First Avenue due to its condition. The second house is on West 12th Street and paperwork is being filed for a suit against the owners.
Mayor Spinner says the city is making sure to handle the property situation in a legal and fair manner. He also says residents are in favor of the City trying to get rid of the properties or fix them up.