2014-09-17 / Front Page

Town Council Advertising Lot At Corner Of Clay And Main Streets

by Michael Stanley
Staff Writer


This town lot at 40 West Clay Street near South Main Street in Spencer was purchased through sheriff’s sale in 2013 by the Town of Spencer and will soon be advertised for sale. The new property owner(s) will be required to demolish the existing structure. (SEW File Photo) This town lot at 40 West Clay Street near South Main Street in Spencer was purchased through sheriff’s sale in 2013 by the Town of Spencer and will soon be advertised for sale. The new property owner(s) will be required to demolish the existing structure. (SEW File Photo) A dilapidated home in need of demolition and the lot it sits on at the corner of West Clay and South Main streets will soon be advertised for sale by the Town of Spencer.

Purchased in through sheriff’s sale in 2013, the town council had the property condemned in 2012 after it was abandoned and rodents became a nuisance for a neighboring property owner.

The council voted 3-0 on Monday evening to begin the process of advertising the lot for sale, with bids to start at $12,500. The new owner(s) will be required to demolish the existing structure within 90 days of the purchase date. The council estimated the cost of demolition at approximately $10,000.

The council also voted 3-0 to give notice of planned alleyway and entrance closures and adjusted routes of travel along State Road 46/ Morgan Street for safety concerns ahead of the Indiana Department of Transportation planned 2016 widening and resurfacing of the town’s main thoroughfare.

Starting at the intersection of Morgan Street and Fletcher Avenue:

•The alley entrance beside Medical Services, a blind spot on the north side will be closed.

•The alley entrance on the south side into Rich’s All-Star Auto Sales will be closed.

•The alley entrance located just east of McKay Family Pharmacy will become an entrance only.

•Plans are to widen an alley entrance on the east side of KFC/ Taco Bell with directional curbing for eastbound traffic only.

•While the alley entrance on the south side between Circle K East and Subway will be closed, the alleyway will remain open for patron use.

•The alley entrance between Spencer Ford and Valley Optical will be closed.

•The Morgan Street entrance into Valley Optical nearest to the stop light at Main and Morgan streets will be closed.

•The entrance into the Tobacco Depot nearest to the stop light at Main and Morgan will be closed.

•The drive entrance into the back parking lot of West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home will be closed.

•The alley entrance between Lewis Service and Oalden’s Jewelers will be closed.

•The west Pizza Hut entrance will be changed to an exit only, with directional curbing to the east.

•The entrance from the Babbs SuperValu employee parking lot onto West Morgan Street will be closed.

•Access to Bauer Tire will be limited on West Morgan Street, with just a single entrance. The Vandalia Avenue access to the business will not be affected.

The town will give notice to all property owners and adjacent property owners, with the general public offered a chance to voice opinions/ concerns during the council’s Monday, October 20 public meeting.

The council also voted 3-0 to approve pay application number three related to the Centerstone and Johnson Nichols Rural Health Clinic. The approval included $14,342 to Building Associates, $1,704.32 to Taber-Bruce and $4,000 to SIDC, totaling $20,046.32 to be paid from Centerstone funds on hand.

Meeting with Insurance Services broker Jay Henson, the council was provided with health insurance options for employees and took the information under review to be shared with employees for feedback.

Spencer Town Marshal Richard Foutch said the department recently received squad car commission number six back following a motor replacement, but noted that the torque converter within the transmission has gone out and is now being repaired.

Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant Superintendent John Hodge said sludge will be hauled from the plant this week and mentioned that an air conditioning and heating unit in his office is in need of replacement before winter.

In old business, the council received statement of qualifications from engineering companies GRW and Hannum Wagle & Cline, Inc. for the INDOT Safe Routes to Schools sidewalk project, which were taken under advisement.

The Spencer Town Council will meet again on Monday, October 6, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Spencer Municipal Building, located at 90 North West Street.

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