The building was torn down in the spring of 2019.
At a city council meeting on July 26, City Administrator Patrick Antonen announced a city-hired building inspector declared the remains of the club a public nuisance, and Antonen said the building’s owners, Tim Pawlik and his brother, have been notified. Antonen then announced the city would take the additional–and, by law, unnecessary, step of holding a public hearing to declare it a public nuisance.
““I can honestly say we’ve bent over backwards to try to get ahold of these individuals,” said Antonen in the meeting. “Now, having a public hearing, they can explain to the city why they’ve let their property become a nuisance and why they’ve left it up to the city to remedy that nuisance.”
“People are probably wondering why we haven’t done this earlier,” said Councilmember Matt Percy. “The reason is we’ve been working through the legal process, trying to dot all of our “i’s” and cross all of our “t’s” to make sure everything is on the up-and-up.”
Antonen said the city has not heard back from the Pawliks or their attorneys. T
The public hearing will take place at the August 10th city council meeting.