Abandoned Property Demolition One Step Closer

Board agrees to make one last attempt to contact owner of Sycamore Street house

The Hennepin Village Board agreed to continue with demolition proceedings regarding an abandoned Sycamore Street property during its May 15 meeting.

Village attorney Sheryl Churney reported the property’s title search had come back clean.

“I recommend the board make one last effort to contact the property owner to request they transfer ownership of the property to the village through a quit claim deed. This will result in a faster demolition process,” Churney said before the board agreed to the recommendation.

Churney also recommended approval of a zoning ordinance change regarding solar and wind farms that the zoning commission had previously and unanimously approved.

“This paves the way for the future if the village gets a request for a solar farm. Hennepin will be in a unique position for development with the way it’s expanded,” she said before the board approved the change.

The board then agreed to the requests from Hennepin Marine regarding their donation of property that will allow access to the planned foot bridge over Coffee Creek and into the nature refuge.

They requested a permanent easement onto the property, that the boundaries be flagged prior to signing the agreement, that a gate be installed on their remaining property, and that the village pay the closing costs. Churney said the requests were all very reasonable and not out of the ordinary, and the board agreed.

Source: News Tribune