Trenton Building and Nuisance Board takes action on 12 properties

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

With just four out of seven members present, Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board met Monday evening and took action on several properties of concern.

Public hearings were held about five residential locations. Each was then advanced to the next step in the process called “findings of fact.” Those addresses are 409 East 19th Street, 1437 Main, 1011 Custer, 813 Olive, and 2002 Chicago Street.

Four other properties advanced from findings of fact to certificate of existence of a dangerous building. Those locations are 213 West 6th, 1004 Laclede, 812 Grant, and 302 East 7th Street. Based on prior actions of the board, it was noted papers had been filed declaring 2113 Mabel Street as a dangerous building.

Two locations, 405 West 12th Street and 29-04 Mable Street were identified Monday evening with nuisance declarations. A third address, 1302 East 8th Street, will advance to a public hearing during next months’ meeting.

The board was told Steve Ishmael has completed requested work at 1620 Carnes so this property was removed from the nuisance category. For work underway at 2108 Main Street, Ishmael was given a 90-day extension of time.

Building Inspector Wes Barone told the board no bids came in regarding the removal of hazardous materials from structures scheduled to be demolished this year. Bids are to be sought again with a due date of February 12th at City Hall. Barone said he has talked with two companies interested in submitting a bid. No action was taken on the proposed list of housing demolitions until costs are known for asbestos removal.

Building and Nuisance board members attending the meeting were Dave Mlika, Vicki Meservey, Danny Matthews, and Mary Axtell.