727 Clarke St.

A shared garage at 727 Clarke is a point of contention and the reason the city has started the condemnation process on the property

Last night the city began the process of condemning a property at 727 Clarke Street by approving a resolution that sets a public hearing on the property for Aug. 6. at 5:30 p.m., which is the next time the city council will meet.

Mayor Jimmy Thatcher said that while the outside of the house looks to be in fair shape, there are issues inside and the garage that is shared with a neighbor at 737 Clarke Street is of particular concern. Half of the garage is being held up by little more than a couple of poles. The neighbor would like to tear down that structure and condemnation is the first step in the process to do that.