Demolition proceedings were approved on yet another vacant structure in Hillsboro during the city council meeting Tuesday, Mar. 26.
Once the structure at 1116 S. Main St. is demolished, it will be the 29th over the last four years, according to Public Safety Commissioner Michael Murphy. He said the building has been sitting vacant and has been falling apart for many years.
Even though the council approved the motion, the city will not begin demolition right away. City Clerk Cory Davidson informed the council that two parties owe back taxes on the property; a Montgomery County trustee and a resident of Louisville, Ky. The city will have to wait until a judge signs off on the proceedings before moving forward.
Murphy commended the work that has been completed by Davidson, City Code and Zoning Enforcement Officer Gary Satterlee and City Attorney Kit Hantla. He said the work all three have done in cleaning up the derelict properties has improved the town.
The next Hillsboro City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 9, at 7 p.m.