The Johnson County Commissioners Court will conduct public hearings Monday on a Venus property identified as a public nuisance and to consider a speed limit change on County Road 805-C.

The court will discuss authorizing the county to perform an abatement at 14017 Lark Meadows Drive in Venus, which has been identified as a public nuisance.

Larry Glenn and IndyMac Bank have been identified as parties responsible for causing or maintaining a public nuisance on the premises, according to county officials.

According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., California-based IndyMac Bank was shut down in 2008 and acquired by OneWest Bank, also California-based, in March 2009.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Don Beeson said properties identified as a public nuisance constitute a health hazard.

“The sheriff’s department has made numerous attempts to contact the owner to get him to clean it up, with no response,” he said. “The county cleans it up and puts a tax lien on the property.”

Beeson said that neighbors in Venus have complained to the county about the property.

Usually, such cases involve an absent owner, but in this case the property owner is also a holding company, he said.

The court will also consider an order decreasing the speed limit from 40 mph to 30 mph on CR 805-C from the intersection with Farm-to-Market Road 917 to the county road’s dead end.

A presentation to Troop 318 Boy Scout Roy Dean Sponsler III for earning Eagle Scout, the highest rank available in the Boy Scouts of America organization, will be made.

The court meets at 9 a.m. Monday in Room 201 of the Johnson County Courthouse at 2 Main St. in Cleburne.

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