MENTONE — The Mentone Town Council is continuing to deal with the fate of two beleaguered properties that, according to town officials, present safety concerns.
The properties are owned by Eddie Tridle, according to the board and are located at 412 Main Street and 408 W. Monroe Street. According to Town Marshal James Eads, the Monroe Street property is an accident waiting to happen.
“There’s a dangerous tree there that came down in a storm and is still stuck on another tree,” he said.
Town Attorney Andrew Grossnickle said letters have been sent to the property owner but that “my recommendation is to send one more letter by regular mail. Then, as far as I’m concerned, he’s been given notice.”
In other business, board President Jill Gross announced that a hometown chat, hosted by the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, will be held in the town Aug. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Gross said the KCCF is seeking RSVPs for the event.
Water Superintendent Joshua Shepherd told the board that he suggested buying an old corn crib for $100 that can be converted into a gazebo for a public area at 123 East Main Street. He said a 16-foot circle of concrete would be poured to accommodate the corn crib and that the crib would be shorted from 14 feet to 10 feet..
The board will meet in September on Sept. 11, which will also serve as the town’s annual budget meeting.