COFFEEVILLE – Aldermen voted unanimously at the January Town Board meeting to move forward with action to clean up property on Okahoma Street owned by David Hall, Jr.
Mayor Mack Burns informed the Board that negotiations on cleaning up the property were not going anywhere, according to the minutes of the meeting. The Mayor sent a letter with no response to date.
A motion was offered by Alderman Bryan McCullough with second by Alderman Michael Ayers to proceed with action to clean the property. Town Attorney Larry Maxey was to begin the process.
Among other actions at the Jan. 5 meeting, the Board of Aldermen:
• Voted to investigate the scrap value of a 1971 International truck and a 1994 Crown Victoria police car before accepting a bid of $310 for the truck.
• Heard from Mayor Burns that the generator and siren projects were complete and have been inspected by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
The Mayor said that reimbursement toward these two projects in the amount of 75 percent has been approved and the final 25 percent will be paid to the Town once full payment is made to the vendors.
• Heard from the Mayor that the Town had received a $50,000 grant from Small Municipalities for the renovation of Town Hall. More details will be provided as this project moves forward, the minutes stated.
• Paid claims.
Present at the meeting were Mayor Mack Burns, Jr., Aldermen Michael Ayers, Joe Bourn, George Miller, Bryan McCullough, Eva Longstreet, Town Clerk Patricia Moody, Town Attorney William L. Maxey, and Police Chief Mark Martin
A public hearing was held at the beginning of the Feb. 2 meeting regarding the property owned by David Hall, Jr. at 17478 Okahoma St. Hall was not present at the hearing, according to the minutes.
A motion was offered by Alderman Michael Ayes with a second by Alderman Bryan McCullough to adopt a resolution declaring this property a menace to public health and safety and give Hall until Apr. 2 to clean the property. The motion passed by a unanimous vote.
Mayor Burns asked if the Board wanted the Town Crew to clean the property or get quotes from private sources should Hall fail to clean the property. The Board asked that the Mayor obtain quotes from private sources.
Among other actions at the Feb. 2 meeting, the Board of Aldermen:
• Approved travel expenses for Police Chief Mark Martin to attend training in Moorhead in March and for Court Clerk Rebecca McCullar to attend training in Tunica in March.
• Voted to sell the surplus property Crown Victoria police car for $400, and to advertise the 1971 International truck in the Tradewinds publication.
• Adopted an ordinance controlling the discharging of firearms within the Town limits.
• Paid Claims.
Present were Mayor Mack Burns, Jr., Aldermen Michael Ayers, Joe Bourn, George Miller, Bryan MeCullough, Eva Longstreet, Town Clerk Patricia Moody, Town Attorney William L. Maxey, and Police Chief Mark Martin.