City Council approves grass and weed nuisances

Published 9:51 pm Monday, July 23, 2012

The Atmore City Council approved plans to move on the abatement of  grass and weed nuisances at three Atmore properties during their regular council meeting Monday afternoon.

Lots located at 174 Harris Street, 1121 South Presley Street and 114 Short Street are all that remain of 26 properties that were named on a nuisance list issued in late June. City Building Inspector Greg Vaughn said all other properties have been taken off the list after action taken by the owners, but was granted permission by the council to dispatch city workers to eliminate the problems at the remaining three, with the cost of the cleanup falling on the properties’ owners.

In other business the council:

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• Approved the certificate of municipal election for City Councilman Chris Walker, who, following city qualifying last week, was running unopposed for the council seat in District 3.

• Approved a grant in the amount of $4,674.50 to be applied to improvements to the runway at Atmore Municipal Airport. The project will be conducted with assistance from the Alabama Department of Transportation.

• Approved the date, time and route for the 2012 Women of Distinction’s annual fundraiser walk. The walk, which raises money to purchase gas cards for cancer victims, will take place Saturday, Oct. 20. The walk is tentatively scheduled to begin at noon with an opening ceremony set for 11 a.m. The route will begin at the Atmore YMCA building on Pensacola Avenue, will continue south to McRae Street, south on Presley Street, east on Lindberg Avenue and will end at Tom Byrne Park.