Town: Owner must repair building before collapse

    Crothersville asks court to order owner to repair crumbling building, prevent its collapse
    Posted on Aug. 15, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 15, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

    CROTHERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Crothersville officials are calling for emergency repairs to a building that once housed a library, a drugstore and a bank before it collapses into the town’s main intersection.

    Town Council President Ardell Mitchell tells The Tribune in Seymour (http://bit.ly/1t6tHNS ) that the front facade of the building is slipping and will eventually fall if it isn’t shored up.

    The building has been vacant for years. Its owners were filed $5,000 by the town’s safety board in July, but town attorney Jeff Lorenzo says they never responded to the notice or paid the bill.

    The council is seeking a court order requiring the safety issues to be addressed.

    Mitchell says officials are worried that those passing by the building could be injured in a collapse.

    Information from: The (Seymour) Tribune, http://www.tribtown.com

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