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Board of Works frustrated with recurring nuisance property

The owner of a nuisance property in Shelbyville could be assessed serious financial penalties.


An Order to Appear was issued Tuesday morning to Barbara Johnson by the Shelbyville Board of Works. Johnson is the property owner of the residence at 305 Sunset Drive.


The property has been labeled a nuisance property on several occasions and is back before the Board of Works once again.


The Board of Works asked Planning Director Adam Rude to determine whether the property was owner occupied which could lead to substantial fines.


“There could be significant fees as this is a recurring case,” said Mayor Tom DeBaun, who is one of three members of the Board of Works along with David Finkel and Bob Williams.


Rude was not positive whether Johnson resides at 305 Sunset Drive.


In other business, the Board of Works awarded Schutte Excavating of Greensburg the contract for work on the Fortune Ditch project. The project will address flooding issues around the Meridian Park Basin on the city’s south side.


DeBaun also reminded the public that heavy trash collection week is the final week of April.