PIERCETON — The Pierceton Council talked heavily regarding housing and property safety at the monthly meeting on Feb. 13.
The topic was introduced by Town Marshal Tim Sammons to get the board thinking about the police force’s limitations to handle situations where an unsafe house or property is reported. The fear is that children, or other people, will access the property and end up hurt.
“It gets reported to us and we go meet with the homeowner, and then from there what do I do? … I don’t know where we stand with that,” Sammons said.
New town attorney Tammy Keirn stepped in with some advice, ultimately coming to the conclusion that the town’s unsafe building ordinance needs reviewed.
In other business:
- Attorney Steve Snyder was present to introduce a resolution for Shiloh Industries to expand. Shiloh will be finishing a tax abatement approved in 2014 and will extend to Dec. 31, 2018. A public hearing will be March 13.
- The council voted to proceed foreclosure at 224 E. Market St., Pierceton.