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Coldspring still looking to clean up its image

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By Tony Farkas
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COLDSPRING — The Coldspring City Council continues its mission to clean up its streets and dilapidated property.

Mayor Pat Eversole said that at the June 7 meeting, council members were given updates on the status of complaints on the house on Slade Street and the two homes on Highway 150 that have been notified by the city that cleanup was needed.

None of the property owners have responded, and Eversole said that the city’s attorney will take the next step in the process. The council took no action.

In other business, the city:

  • discussed expansion of Dixie Youth League Ball Park. Eversole said the council is in discussions with a couple property owners on purchasing new property for expanding the park.
  • tabled adopting an ordinance banning helicopter landings within the city limits, as new Council Member Larry McElhaney said that he did not read over the ordinance.
  • discussed the construction of 22 RV parking spaces to be made available behind the city’s Exxon gas station;
  • discussed a request by a homeowner on Pine Avenue for paving;
  • approved paying the monthly Inframark bill of $7,081.96; and
  • swore in two council members — McElhaney, elected in May, who replaced John Benestante, who decided not to run again. Also, Benestante was sworn in as a replacement for Council Member Greg Bore, who passed away unexpectedly after his election.
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