“My only concern would be that we have not been inside that building for nearly a year,” said City Attorney Les Merkley. “My recommendation — before the board takes any formal action — would be to go out there, go inside and confirm it is still in that condition.”
Corbin said the home in question is not the only property in dire condition on Kehoe Lane.
“At a minimum, it’s an eyesore to the neighborhood,” he said. “That street needs a lot of code enforcement done on it. It is a constant source of calls for us. This is one of about three properties on that street that we constantly have to go and make runs on.”
After some discussion, the board made a motion to have City Building Inspector Larry Wallace go back and investigate the condition of the property and come back with a report at the board’s next meeting.
“Let him tell us whether the structure is safe or unsafe,” said Mayor Mike Moore.
New stop sign
A request to install stop signs in the Highland Park neighborhood was approved, but the exact location of the signs has yet to be determined.
The request was made by a resident in the neighborhood during one of the mayor’s neighborhood meetings. It was agreed that three-way stop should be installed, but a discussion between City Engineer Andy Crouch and Street Department Commissioner David Hosea identified two potential locations for the new signs.
The two men, along with Jeffersonville Police Chief Chris Grimm, were directed to investigate whether the preferred location for the three-way stop is at Plank Road and Cedarview Drive or at Plank Road and 4th Avenue, near America Place Business Park.