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updated 4:02 PM, Jun 10, 2021 America/Chicago

Council set on cleaning up the town

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coldspringcityFILE PHOTO Coldspring town hall sign

By Tony Farkas

COLDSPRING — The Coldspring City Council is making bold moves to clean up the city.

At its regular meeting on May 3, council members approved starting the process to have the property owners of three properties within the city remedy the violations of the city’s nuisance law.

According to Mayor Pat Eversole, one property is an abandoned home on Slade Street, and the city has received complaints from neighbors about it being an eyesore and dangerous.

The remaining two, both on Highway 150, are vacant and full of parked cars and litter, Eversole said.

The properties and complaints have been turned over to the city’s attorney to start the process for remediation, and the for the attorney to contact the landowners.

In other business, the council:

  • discussed a draft ordinance to ban private and civil helicopters landing within the city limits, which will come up for approval at the next council meeting;
  • discussed a planned ballpark expansion, and the council’s hope to find some additional property to expand the Dixie Youth Park fields and construct another entrance. Also, portable toilets with handicapped access were ordered for placement at the park;
  • approved the repair of a sewer line that had been damaged by a vehicle; and
  • tabled a discussion about removing an ADA-compliant handrail section on the town square at the intersection of Highway 150 at Church Street for further discussion.

The Coldspring City Council meets the first Monday of every month, beginning at 7 p.m. at Coldspring City Hall.

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