Building and Nuisance board meets – Gilworth furniture store to open at Five Points in Trenton

A Gilworth Furniture store is to open at Five Points in downtown Trenton on March 7th.

The building at 1001 Main Street, owned by Larry Gilworth, has been undergoing repairs and passed a city inspection Monday.

The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board last night voted to allow the building to be occupied. In effect, the action removes a certificate of a dangerous building from that structure.

Lyle Hendee attended the building and nuisance board meeting on behalf of Gilworth.

Hendee is to operate the store and also mentioned apartments, eventually, are to be put in the building. It was suggested the apartments might be of interest to North Central Missouri College students.

It was noted work on the Gilworth building has been taking place, on and off, for three to four years. There’s still some cleaning of brick to take place, but that does not affect the opening of the furniture store.

During the Trenton City Council meeting, it was mentioned a few requirements have to be met before apartments can be put in the building.

In other news from the Building and Nuisance Board meeting, certificates of dangerous buildings have been filed at 306 East 10th Court, 402 East 17th Street, 3400 Serendipity Lane, and 120 Highland Street, trailer 19.

Four other properties are 30 days away from having a certificate of a dangerous building filed on them if improvements are not made. Those properties are located at 309 West 18th Street, 1002 West 14th Street, 1314 Merrill, and 1922 Oak Street. What’s called “findings of facts” were declared for those properties.

The board also declared a “findings of fact” on a structure at 111 West 11th Street. The property owner, last month, had appeared at a public hearing and was given a 30 day extension to make repairs. However, code enforcement officer Donnie Vandevender said nothing has been done.

The board declared a nuisance at 1314 Norton.

It also agreed to a change in the demolition projects for this fiscal year. 314 Tindall Avenue has been removed because of added expenses at 1214 Shanklin

The combined costs for the various demolition projects Slightly exceeds the 20-thousand dollars budgeted. The city is taking on additional expenses the property owner is unable to pay. 1314 Tindall has been postponed to next fiscal year.

The board, last night, approved a bid from Forefront Environmental Services of Oak Grove to provide asbestos abatement at 1214 Shanklin.

It was the lowest of four bids received, with the city council last night approving that bid.

Demolition work is expected to begin soon on previously approved projects. Some of those still have asbestos to remove before the structures are torn down.

The board also mentioned other properties of concern for Vandevender and the Trenton Police Department to look at.