A public hearing for condemnation of the property located at the southwest corner of Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue was opened during the January 3, 2023 meeting of the Minden City Council. Property owners John and Shelley Biever spoke against the condemnation.
The Bievers noted the building is one of the oldest standing buildings in Minden with the main structure being built in 1887. The couple had plans for the structure when they bought it, but those plans kept changing with time. The Bievers admitted the addition located on the northwest side of the building is in disrepair and needs to be torn down, but they claim the main building is structurally solid.
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