The Duncan Banner

March 15, 2013

Rundown properties on council’s list

Megan Bristow
Associated Press

DUNCAN — Four pieces of Duncan property are scheduled to be considered a public nuisance for dilapidated structures at Tuesday’s council meeting.

If the request is granted, the structures on these properties will be scheduled for demolition and removal of the structures.

A public nuisance hearing was held March 28, 2011, for the first property at 517 W. Beech, and it was declared a public nuisance. City Manager Jim Frieda said the Code Enforcement Department has discussed improvements with the property owner on several occasions. The city received a letter from the owner on Nov. 21, 2011, that indicated the property owner was planning to make improvements on the property. However, since then, the structures have continued to dilapidate.

Structures at 413 W. Oak and 317 N. C were declared a public nuisance for dilapidated structures on Feb. 4. An appeal was received from owners of 413 W. Oak that promised the structure would receive an eventual remodel.

An appeal for the property at 317 N. C was received on Feb. 19 stating the structure would eventually be remodeled. Neither properties have shown improvements, according to the information to be presented at  Tuesday’s meeting.

Structures at 519 W. Beech were declared a public nuisance on June 12, 2012. Although improvements were discussed with the property owner, no changes have been made.

The council will be considering approving setting a voting date of May 14 for the $9 million general obligation bond for street repair.

In other business, the council will consider:

* Approving the necessary parts, repairs and maintenance to the fire department apparatus  by Chief Fire and Safety and Firewerks Fire Apparatus Repair.

* The purchase of police dive equipment from Scuba Mike’s Dive Shop for $13,337.00.

* Approval of WW builders Pay Request No. 5 for $119, 328.63 for waterline improvements on the 2012 Osage Road project.

* Approval of the pay request No. 1 to Checka Group for $38,000 for the library boiler replacement project.

* Payment to Main Street Duncan for $1,810 as matching funds.

* Approving amendments to the city code as related to water rationing and penalties.