A long-running nuisance complaint near Shipshewana is finally closed following a hearing Monday morning with the LaGrange County Commissioners.
The nuisance hearing regarding Marlin Knepp at 7495W 100N was to determine if substantial progress had been made since the last hearing in July and whether or not the county would waive the remaining fees and fines. The issue began in 2010 when Knepp was ordered by the county to cease salvage operations at that location and to clean up the property.
In July of this year, commissioners had approved waiving half of the fees and fines if progress had been made.
Former county code enforcement officer Jason Boggs reported to the commissioners that the site had been cleaned up even more since the last meeting and that it has been maintained.
Commissioner Larry Miller, who also inspected the site last week with Boggs, told the commissioners that “what we requested has been accomplished. He’s done a very good job cleaning up.”
Boggs recommended waiving the remaining fees and fines and closing the case.
The commissioners voted to authorize foregoing collecting the fees and fines and have closed the file on this nuisance case.