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