Tidwell protests nuisance reports

Staff writer

Kevin Tidwell said he felt singled out and wanted to know why Tuesday at Hillsboro’s city council meeting.

Tidwell has been receiving letters saying his property at 206 W. B St. is a nuisance since he closed his auto shop and started doing remodeling work. A court date is set for Monday.

He said there are at least 50 other possible nuisances not yet cited by the city, and that they have been that way for years.

Tidwell also complained of workers from the city constantly taking pictures of his house.

“We usually only follow up if there’s a complaint,” administrator Larry Paine said.

Paine added that Tidwell cannot perform commercial work from his home, and the man who took the pictures was just doing his job.

Tidwell buys cars, fixing them to turn a profit, depending on quality, but said he does not do work from home.

He said he was aware of 15 letters of complaint, four of which were about vehicles. The rest were for debris issues.

Hillsboro Mayor Delores Dalke said the city notified Tidwell of the reports because the city has received numerous complaints about the property.

She suggested Tidwell present his evidence to the judge at his next municipal court date.

The council set its budget hearing at 4 p.m. Aug. 6.

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