Council approves demolition project

Published 9:17 am Wednesday, December 18, 2013

An eyesore is about to come down.

On Monday, the Niles City Council approved the demolition of a Cass Street property that was heavily damaged when a tree fell on it during a winter storm in December 2012.

The property is located at 511 Cass Street.

According to a council report, the owner of the structure did not move forward with plans to repair the structure, which remains a potential safety hazard and nuisance to the community.

Pelley Excavating of Niles has submitted a bid to raze the structure for $5,865.

In other business, the council:

• Gave approval to Niles Main Street DDA to conduct the annual Hunter Ice Festival in downtown Jan. 17-20.

• Accepted a bid of 432,432 from Overhead Door Company of South Bend, Ind., for the purchase and installation of six new overhead garage doors and related items for use at the Dial-A-Ride facility.

• Gave approval for Peerless Midwest, of Mishawaka, Ind., to complete the final phase of Airport Well No. 2 at a cost of $127,698.

• Appointed Robert Myers to the Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Advisory Committee, effective immediately and expiring Dec. 31, 2015.