CITY OF TEXARKANA, AR

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

 

AGENDA TITLE:  Consider the following action concerning substandard structures:

  1. Conduct a Public Hearing regarding condemnation of fifteen (15) substandard residential structures and one (1) substandard non-residential structure.  (PowerPoint)
  2. Adopt a Resolution condemning fifteen (15) substandard residential structures and one (1) substandard non-residential structure.

 

AGENDA DATE:  April 17, 2017

ITEM#:  8B

DEPARTMENT:  Public Works Department

DATE SUBMITTED:  April 5, 2017

PREPARED BY:  Nina Walker, Chief Building Official

SUBJECT:  Condemnation of fifteen (15) substandard  residential structures and one (1) substandard non-residential structure

  

EXHIBITS:  List of property addresses, Miller County parcel numbers, legal descriptions, owner’s names and addresses; PowerPoint 

APPROVAL:

EXPENSE REQUIRED: $0.00

AMOUNT BUDGETED: $0.00

APPROPRIATION REQUIRED: $0.00

SUMMARY:  The Public Works Department is asking the BOD to issue orders for the condemnation of the fifteen (15) substandard residential structures and one (1) substandard non-residential structure listed below. The owners of the properties on the attached list have been notified that the structures on the properties are in violation of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Code and the International Property Maintenance Code.  Little or no work has been done on the structures and the allowed time period has lapsed for the owners to voluntarily bring the structures into code compliance. The Public Works Office has attempted to notify, by certified mail, the last owner of record of each property informing them that the Board of Directors will consider declaring these structures a nuisance during the April 17, 2017 meeting.

It is requested that the Board of Directors conduct a public hearing, consider a resolution declaring these structures a nuisance, and order the condemnation of the fifteen (15) substandard residential structures and one (1) substandard non-residential structure in accordance with Section 11-87 of the Code of Ordinances, City of Texarkana, Arkansas.  The City will provide a (30) day notice to property owner of condemnation by the Board of Directors.  If the house, building or structure constituting a nuisance has not been torn down and removed or otherwise abated within thirty (30) days after posting a copy of the resolution at a conspicuous place thereon, then the house, building or structure shall be torn down and removed by the City in accordance with Section 11-90 of the Code of Ordinances, City of Texarkana, Arkansas. The City will notify the property owner at least ten (10) days before the City begins demolition to allow the owner time to remove any personal items.

BOARD ACTION:   Approve resolution condemning fifteen (15) substandard residential structures and one (1) substandard non-residential structure.   

   

LIST OF PROPERTIES FOR CONDEMNATION

ADDRESS                           PARCEL NO.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

OWNER

616 Ash Street

 

1011140

All of Lot 10

Block 24

Original City Addition

James D. Butler

210 N. Stateline Ave., Suite 205

Texarkana, AR   71854

710 Ash Street

 

1010750

All of Lot 9

Block 13

Original City Addition

John Harold Murphy

710 Ash Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

713 Ash Street

 

1010610

All of Lot 2

Block 12

Original City Addition

GUTA Lands USA

PO Box 103

Greenland, AR   72737

916 Beech Street

 

3110050

All of Lot 8

Block 1

Hogan’s Addition

Antonio & Lorena Colorado

625 Terry Street

Texarkana, TX   75501

1301 Booker Street

 

3290230

 

All of Lot 7

Block 3

Iron Mountain Addition

 

Oria Williams

% Henry Williams

716 Belmont Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

920 Cherry Street

 

1692890

 

East 64’ of West 128’

& 64.5’ x 100’ of Block 138

Bronway Heights Addition

 

Alice Johnson

% Linda Beed

6106 Castle Oaks

Texarkana, AR   71854

1624 Delaware Street

 

4490080

All of Lot 6

Block 2

Orr’s 3rd Addition

Robert Mattice

1911 Nandina, Apt # 12

Harrison, AR   72601

2306 Delaware Street

 

2230110

All of Lots 11 & 12

Block 1

J. B. & Linnie Cuckler’s Addition

Felicia Robertson

2117 E. 10th Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

1020 E. 9th Street

 

4790010

 

All of Lots 3 & 4, Less North 15’

& All of Lot 11

Block 2

Rose Subd. Of Nix Creek Addn.

Ronnie Cox & Glenn Favre

700 Cleveland Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

 

926 Grand Avenue

 

1350090

North 96.2’ North part Lot 5

Block 1

Beidler’s 3rd Addition

Tam Thanh Huynh

207 Baden Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

2901 Grand Avenue

 

1390070

 

South ½ of Lot 12

& All of Lot 13

Block 1

Bell-Henry Addition

William Marvin & Bennie Sinyard

2905 Grand Avenue

Texarkana, AR   71854

 

920 Locust Street

 

4530150

All of Lot 20

Block 1

Peeks Addition

Mary Edith Tennison

PO Box 7

Texarkana, TX   75504

206 Martha Street

 

1550130

All of Lots 1 & 2

Block 3

Bouricands Addition

Rose Marie Clark Archie

2511 E. 24th   #6

Texarkana, AR   71854

1122 Mary Street

 

2730200

All of Lot 30

Block 8

Fronhoff’s Addition

Denise Chappell

PO Box 7764

Texarkana, TX   75505

1009 Putman Street

 

1692010

 

 

South 7’ 7” of Lot 2 &

All of Lot 3, save

& except the South 7’ 7”

Block 27

Bronway Heights Addition

Natalie N. & Brandon J. Wardlow

1009 Putman Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

 

 

401 Ray Street

 

00341000

Part SW NE NE/C

S-R-T

29-15S-28W

Anthony Chiles & S. & G. Dannetter

401 Ray Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. ______

WHEREAS, the Public Works Department has requested an order of condemnation under Section 11-87 of the Code of Ordinances for the following fifteen (15) substandard residential structures and one (1) substandard non-residential structure:

 

ADDRESS                           PARCEL NO.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

OWNER

616 Ash Street

 

1011140

All of Lot 10

Block 24

Original City Addition

James D. Butler

210 N. Stateline Ave., Suite 205

Texarkana, AR   71854

710 Ash Street

 

1010750

 All of Lot 9

Block 13

Original City Addition

John Harold Murphy

710 Ash Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

713 Ash Street

 

1010610

All of Lot 2

Block 12

Original City Addition

GUTA Lands USA

PO Box 103

Greenland, AR   72737

916 Beech Street

 

3110050

All of Lot 8

Block 1

Hogan’s Addition

Antonio & Lorena Colorado

625 Terry Street

Texarkana, TX   75501

1301 Booker Street

 

3290230

 

All of Lot 7

Block 3

Iron Mountain Addition

 

Oria Williams

% Henry Williams

716 Belmont Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

920 Cherry Street

 

1692890

 

East 64’ of West 128’

& 64.5’ x 100’ of Block 138

Bronway Heights Addition

 

Alice Johnson

% Linda Beed

6106 Castle Oaks

Texarkana, AR   71854

1624 Delaware Street

 

4490080

All of Lot 6

Block 2

Orr’s 3rd Addition

Robert Mattice

1911 Nandina, Apt # 12

Harrison, AR   72601

2306 Delaware Street

 

2230110

All of Lots 11 & 12

Block 1

J. B. & Linnie Cuckler’s Addition

Felicia Robertson

2117 E. 10th Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

1020 E. 9th Street

 

4790010

 

All of Lots 3 & 4, Less North 15’

& All of Lot 11

Block 2

Rose Subd. Of Nix Creek Addn.

Ronnie Cox & Glenn Favre

700 Cleveland Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

 

926 Grand Avenue

 

1350090

North 96.2’ North part Lot 5

Block 1

Beidler’s 3rd Addition

Tam Thanh Huynh

207 Baden Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

2901 Grand Avenue

 

1390070

 

South ½ of Lot 12

& All of Lot 13

Block 1

Bell-Henry Addition

William Marvin & Bennie Sinyard

2905 Grand Avenue

Texarkana, AR   71854

 

920 Locust Street

 

4530150

All of Lot 20

Block 1

Peeks Addition

Mary Edith Tennison

PO Box 7

Texarkana, TX   75504

206 Martha Street

 

1550130

All of Lots 1 & 2

Block 3

Bouricands Addition

Rose Marie Clark Archie

2511 E. 24th   #6

Texarkana, AR   71854

1122 Mary Street

 

2730200

All of Lot 30

Block 8

Fronhoff’s Addition

Denise Chappell

PO Box 7764

Texarkana, TX   75505

1009 Putman Street

 

1692010

 

 

South 7’ 7” of Lot 2 &

All of Lot 3, save

& except the South 7’ 7”

Block 27

Bronway Heights Addition

Natalie N. & Brandon J. Wardlow

1009 Putman Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

 

 

401 Ray Street

 

00341000

Part SW NE NE/C

S-R-T

29-15S-28W

Anthony Chiles & S. & G. Dannetter

401 Ray Street

Texarkana, AR   71854

 

WHEREAS, owners of the listed properties have been notified that the structure(s) on the properties are in violation of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Code and the International Property Maintenance Code, but little or no work has been done on the structures and the allowed time period has lapsed for the owners to voluntarily bring the structures into code compliance; and

WHEREAS, such structures have become dilapidated, unsightly, unsafe, unsanitary, obnoxious, or detrimental to the public welfare; and

WHEREAS, The Public Works Department has attempted to notify, by certified mail, the last owner of record of each property informing them that the Board of Directors will consider declaring these structures a nuisance; and

WHEREAS, notices of the condemnations will be sent to the owners of record allowing thirty (30) days to obtain a permit for repairs or a permit to demolish the structure and clear the property, failing which the City will have the right to demolish the structure after giving the property owners at least then days in which to remove any personal property; and

WHEREAS, the City Manager and Staff recommend approval; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, that the above properties are found to be and are condemned as a public nuisance under the provisions of Section 11-87 of the Code of Ordinances; that the Public Works Department shall provide the owners of record with notices of the condemnations and allow thirty (30) days for repairs or demolition by such property owners; that the Public Works Department is authorized to demolish any of the above-described structures that are not repaired or demolished within the thirty (30) day period after giving the owners at least ten (10) days in which to remove any personal items.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 17th day of April, 2017.

 

 

_____________________________

Ruth Penney Bell, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

________________________________

Heather Soyars, City Clerk

 

 

APPROVED:

 

________________________________

George M. Matteson, City Attorney

 

 

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