City will charge land owners for clean-up costs

Published 4:20 am Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The city of Atmore has declared seven properties as grass and weed nuisances, and will take steps to clean up the properties at the owners’ expense.

During Monday’s meeting of the Atmore City Council, the council unanimously passed a resolution granting city employees the power to mow overgrown lots in the city. The owners of those properties will then be assessed the cost of the mowing.

The seven properties are 282 Jack Springs Road, 301 Howard St., 0 N. 8th Ave., 239 Adams St., 0 Presley St., 501 W. Craig St. and 250 Carver Ave.

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In May, the council agreed to declare that 27 properties were in danger of being declared grass and weed nuisances. Twenty of those properties were cleaned up, but seven were not.

According to Monday’s resolution, none of the property owners have filed a written objection to the grass and weed removal. The owners were also informed of Monday’s city council meeting, but none were in attendance to dispute the city’s action.