The Davison County Commission on Tuesday heard from Planning and Zoning Administrator Jeff Bathke about a nuisance complaint. The complaint was made in July regarding properties in the 1600 and 1700 blocks of West Third to West Sixth Avenues in Mitchell, west of North Ohlman Street. Bathke showed aerial pictures of properties which contained debris, old machinery, vehicles, unused beehives, and empty buildings. There is fear that the nuisance properties will attract many unwanted animals, such as skunks. The city cannot enforce city nuisance ordinances on the properties, and the county can only act if there is a public health hazard. The commissioners approved sending registered letters to the owners of the properties. The owners will have seven days to respond.
Nuisance Properties Discussed At County Commission Meeting