The Chronicle -

By Erin Tierney

City to abate Whistle Stop


September 12, 2019


This Sept. 10 photo shows virtually nothing has been done with The Whistle Stop property since council last discussed its options a few weeks ago.

CRESWELL – The Whistle Stop building at 213 S. Mill St. -- a charred, abandoned structure since a 2017 fire -- finally will be cleaned up thanks to a city council vote Monday night.

With the vote to move forward on an abatement process, the building, owned solely by Carlton "Rocky" Garton, will be torn down and the lot cleaned up.

That means that the City will pay to clean up Garton's private property – a process that City Attorney Ross Williamson said is not under the City's or council's obligation to clean up; though the alternative would be to leave clean up to the owner.

Councilor M...

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