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Emergency clean up order approved for nuisance property in Central Park subdivision

The City of Shelbyville will immediately clean up the property at 931 Olmstead Court.

At Tuesday morning’s Board of Works meeting at City Hall, an order to appear for the owner of the property was bypassed because of sanitary concerns with debris that is attracting flies to the Central Park subdivision.

The property is owned by SFR JV-2 Property LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company with an address in Tustin, California, according to the Shelby County GIS map, accessible through the city’s website.

Troy Merrick, the city’s code enforcement officer, asked to have the property cleaned up immediately to provide relief for the neighbors. Trash and debris has been collecting for some time, according to Merrick, and is blocking the sidewalk in the neighborhood.

An emergency order to clean up the property was approved.

Merrick also asked for an order to appear for the owner of the property at 626 W. South St. due to excessive debris at the residence. That order to appear was approved.

The Board of Works approved changing the traffic flow on the 200 block of W. Jackson St. to one way. While Jackson St. in the area is one way, the 200 block was not. Mayor Tom DeBaun was unsure why that portion of Jackson St. was never converted to one-way traffic.

Also, stop signs will be added at the intersection of Franklin St. and Elliott St. to create a 4-way stop where visibility is hampered.

The board signed a lease agreement with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to lease the boat ramp at Sunset Park to the DNR.

The boat ramp is in need of repairs and the DNR has expressed an interest in doing the work once a lease agreement was in place.

The board then approved a fire contract to provide services to Addison Township which is outside of the city limits.