The city will try to recoup costs incurred in removing a dilapidated structure at 810 W. Fourth.
The McCook City Council approved Monday night at its regular meeting a resolution that will fix a special assessment on the property totaling $14,706.56. If the property is sold in the future, the assessment will be paid to the city by the new owner.
The special assessment costs include back taxes from 2007 through 2009, at $1,589,31; pest control, $70; asbestos removal, $1,260; caution tape, $8.49; demolition permit, $50; demolish house, $9,000; and transfer station charges, $2,728.76
The property is owned by Sharon M. and Christopher H. Boley.
The appropriate resolution that will allow the city attorney to file a lien against the property will be brought to the council for its approval at the next regular council meeting.
In September 2008, the McCook Health Board declared the abandoned, fire-damaged house on the front of the property as uninhabitable and a public nuisance. The McCook City Council approved the designation and a complaint was lodged in Red Willow County District Court.
In other business, the council approved two other agenda items, including;
* received and filed the city's financial report
* authorized the mayor to sign the Certificate of Compliance for the 2009 maintenance agreement between the city and the Nebraska Department of Roads. The agreement states the city maintained highway surfaces inside city limits.