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Cleanup actions proceed on properties
by Jebb Johnston
Sep 27, 2013 | 326 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Recent actions on property cleanup affected 17 different addresses in the city.

The Board of Aldermen recently set a new public hearing for Oct. 1 for 308 Lee Street (Hopper), and the board dismissed proceedings on several that have been brought up to code — 1101 Phillips Street (Jackson), 1605 Third Street (Alrahimi), 1513 Second Street (Buggs and Williams), CMH Services, Don Arnold Properties, Absolute Auto Acceptance on Wick Street, a Johnson property on Droke Road and a Reed property on Waldron Street.

The board also dismissed the Burns property on North Polk but directed the code enforcement officer and building inspector to monitor the property. It has been cleaned up and undergone some cosmetic improvements but is not livable, the board was told.

Other property cleanup actions:

• 1405 Third Street (Griffin) — Continued to Nov. 19

• 1510 Meeks Street (estate of Katherine Dilworth) — Adjudicated for overgrown conditions

• 3805 Mathis Road — Continued for one month. Michael Evetts, son of the property owner, told the board he is trying to work on the property, which was described as a burned-out property. The owner, who has a number of rental properties, is in a nursing home.

• 1408 Second Street (Witt) — Adjudicated for tall grass. The house is renter-occupied, and someone is in the process of purchasing it, said Code Enforcement Officer Kim Ratliff.

• 1405 Second Street (Wade) — Adjudicated for cleanup.

• Victory Properties (old Shell station on U.S. Highway 72) — Continued for 30 days.

• Parker property on Third Street — Continued 30 days.

In other recent actions, the board approved the hiring of a consultant for the brownfield grant the city is seeking for cleanup of the Wurlitzer property; approved a beer license for Corner Slice Pizza; and accepted a quote of $29,401 for landscaping on 17 properties where the sewer department has done work.
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