• Heard from Logansport Building Commissioner Bill Drinkwine, who gave an update on rental property inspections. He said more than 600 properties have been registered and issues pertaining to 70 properties have been resolved. Drinkwine also spoke on the properties at 208, 210, 212 and 214 S. Sixth Street, all of which have structural defects that were intensified after 208 partially collapsed and had to be partially demolished in April. After issuing a 10-day notice to the owners to respond with a plan of action regarding their properties, Drinkwine said Virginia Cooke, owner of 210, has opted to have her building demolished. He said stipulations will still have to be worked out among the other owners, as their properties share structural elements. He is still waiting for responses from the other three owners and hopes to be able to present them at the board of public works and safety meeting Aug. 7.
• Approved the use of Bishop Park for a Pumpkin Run to promote autism awareness Oct. 12.
• Approved a recommendation to be passed to city council for the vacation of an alley at the back of Maple Run Friends Church
• Approved a recommendation to be passed to city council for the vacation of an alley bordering the parking lot of Maple Run Friends Church.
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.