Vevay Town Council moves to tear down buildings with violations

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After holding a judgment against a parcel of property in town for more than a year, the Vevay Town Council on Monday moved to have a run down house and garage torn down and bill the owner for the work.

The house and garage are located at 309 East Pike Street, and the town has been attempting to get the property owner to clean up the property without success. A final notice that was sent to the property owner was returned as undeliverable.

At Monday’s meeting, town councilman Pete Furnish made a motion to hire Bovard Construction to tear down the buildings at a cost of $3,000. Jamie Hayes seconded the motion, and council president Keith Smith was also in favor.

The $3,000 cost will be added to the owner’s property taxes.

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In other business discussed by the Vevay Town Council:

— Pete Furnish received some cost estimates for storage buildings on Jackson Street. Estimates included: 30×60: $14,200; 40×60: $17,300.

— The Vevay Town Council will hold its final meeting of 2005 on Tuesday, December 27th, at 6:30 p.m.

— The town council will have Brown Equipment do maintenance on the street sweeper at a cost of $2,995.

— Barbara Dowdy was appointed to another two year term on the Switzerland County Tourism Commission.

— Resident John Kniola mentioned that the property at 601 W. Main Street still needs to be cleaned up.

— The town council approved the purchase of a main controller for the main sewer lift station for $4,879 and labor costs not to exceed $2,500.

— Enviroscape will put lights on the trees in downtown Vevay at a cost of $3,934. This cost includes the lights, putting them up, and taking them down at the end of the holiday season.

— Keith Smith informed his fellow councilmen that he has been approached about selling the property that the town owns next to the old 7-Up building on the east end of Vevay.