- City cites more nuisances

This building at the northwest corner of the city square at 111 South Commercial Street was one of eight structures cited as nuisance properties last Thursday at the regular meeting of the city's board of aldermen. Next up will be full inspections by the city's new inspector, Sonny Van Ness.

Eight more business buildings and homes were added to the city of Seymour’s list of nuisance structures deemed a public safety hazard at last Thursday’s regular meeting of the Seymour Board of Aldermen.

At the board’s Jan. 9 meeting, six homes were named to an initial list of unsafe structures.

That total now is 14 after last week’s meeting, as the city’s aldermen acted upon recommendations made by the Seymour Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Commission.

The eight buildings and homes added to the list unanimously were approved to the list by all four aldermen.

All of the structures are vacant.

Those structures include:

• A home at 524 East Summit Avenue.

• A mobile home at 329 North Commercial Street.

• A home at 214 North Commercial Street.

• A home at 504 West Court Street.

• A business building at 111 South Commercial Street.

• A home at 416 East Center Avenue.

• A home at 110 North Cordie Street.

• A home at 613 East Summit Avenue.

Legal notices currently are running in the Webster County Citizen on the six structures previously named nuisances for unsafe building conditions. All of these also are vacant.

At Thursday’s meeting, longtime Seymour business owner Sonny Van Ness was hired as the city’s temporary building inspector at a rate of $75 per inspection.

All eight of the aforementioned structures will be inspected by Van Ness in February.

An additional five business buildings and homes also will have an inspection completed by Van Ness, per order of the city aldermen.

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