Supervisors discuss ordinance for abandoned buildings in unincorporated areas

Tyler Anderson

An ordinance on how to properly handle dangerous or abandoned buildings was the main focus of the Board of Supervisors of Calhoun County, in their regular meeting on August 6 at the Calhoun County Courthouse in Rockwell City.
During the public comments portion of the meeting, the supervisors – Mike Cooper, Carl Legore and Scott Jacobs – met with County Attorney Tina Meth Farrington, who brought up Ordinance 2009-2. The ordinance is to reduce the nuisance of dangerous and abandoned buildings for the unincorporated areas of Calhoun County, and the process for determination.
Along with talk of the ordinance, the supervisors were provided updates from other county officials before recessing and moving into a closed session.
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