Trenton building inspector Gary Beverlin says Larry Gilworth plans to open a FURNITURE STORE in Gilworth's Building near Five Points in downtown Trenton. However, Beverlin says he will need to inspect the structure before that happens.
Beverlin, this week, told the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board that improvements slowly have been made to the building.
Only three to four structures are expected to be included in the final round of demolition projects in Trenton partially funded with a community development block grant. That is because just $27,000 remains from the grant. The property owner is required to pay least $750.00 towards the demolition costs. The city will also contribute. Part of the demolition costs will involve asbestos removal.
After state approval of the demolition list is approved, bids will be sought, with Beverlin hoping that can happen this fall.
There are several other properties which the owners would like to have included in demolition work. They will apparently need to wait until the city allocates more money in the next fiscal beginning May 1st.
Beverlin noted property owners can hold down costs by removing asbestos siding themselves. He indicated it can be done without danger.
Meanwhile, concerning the overall appearance of structures and grounds in Trenton, Building and Nuisance board member Vince Neal said it would be appreciated if the public would clean up their properties.