The citizens of Olivet are dealing with many problems surrounding a handful of nuisance properties. Olivet is the county seat of Hutchinson County.
Voters in Olivet went to the polls earlier this week and rejected a ballot measure surrounding the town board’s plans for dealing with nuisance properties.
The ballot measure was defeated in Tuesday’s special election with an unofficial vote of 17 “yes” and 25 “no” votes. Olivet has 71 residents, according to the 2020 census.
This week’s defeat of the ballot measure could change the town board’s plans for dealing with nuisance property.
The Olivet Board of Trustees passed the referred ordinance in response to local property issues surrounding a number of different properties in town which are dilapidated and constitute a nuisance.
The Board meets again September 13th.