Evansville board wants problem properties in town cleaned up

Cleaning up run down properties was again a big topic for the Evansville Village Board at their meeting on Monday night. 

“Something needs to be done,” Jim Sheridan told the board, starting the discussion. In particular, he was referencing a property on Liberty Street in a state of disrepair with “so much junk in the yard.” He noted that this run down property has started negatively affecting the property values of neighboring properties, adding that he has already seen one neighbor’s go down.

He added that at this particular residence there are also trailers without registration or expired registration that are parked in the street, which is an ordinance violation, and is causing traffic issues.

Sheridan stated that he has already filed a complaint about the property with the village, but nothing has been done.

While the board considered creating a new ordinance to make it no parking in the area, Trustee Kenny Kempfer pointed out that they already have an ordinance against parking trailers on the street. Trustee Justen Kempfer agreed, adding that tickets should be written.

For more from the Evansville Village Board meeting, please see this week’s print edition.