The Knox City Council is passing for now on the purchase of a property in Parkview Heights. The owner of 406 W. Giles Court, Lot 41 offered the lot and trailer and shed that sit on it to the city for $3,500. That’s $1,000 less than her last offer.
Mayor Rick Chambers says funds from the Blight Elimination Grant the city received to buy and tear down dilapidated structures cannot be used to buy or demolish mobile homes. He also notes the city only paid $1,500 for eight vacant lots in Parkview.
The owner told the council she wants out of the neighborhood. It’s listed for sale on the Internet. She told the council she’s not gotten any offers but has received several rude comments about the neighborhood.
Council members discussed the purchase but did not make a motion to proceed.