CITY OF TEXARKANA, AR

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

 

AGENDA TITLE: Consider the following action concerning substandard structure:  

  1. Conduct a Public Hearing regarding condemnation of (1) substandard residential structure located at 208 Georgian Terrace.  (PWD) Chief Building Official Shawn Maxey
  2. Adopt a Resolution condemning one (1) substandard residential structure.

       

 

AGENDA DATE:  June 4, 2018 

ITEM#:  7 

DEPARTMENT:   Public Works Department  

DATE SUBMITTED:  May 1, 2018 

PREPARED BY:   Shawn Maxey, Building Official

SUBJECT:  Condemnation of one (1) substandard residential structure

EXHIBITS: Resolution, Images of structure, Miller County parcel number, legal description, owner’s name and address.

  

APPROVAL:

 

 

EXPENSE REQUIRED:

AMOUNT BUDGETED:

APPROPRIATION REQUIRED:

SUMMARY: The Public Works Department is asking the BOD to issue an order for the condemnation of one (1) substandard residential structure listed below. The owner of the property has been notified that the structure on the property is in violation of the Arkansas fire Prevention Code and the International Property Maintenance Code. Little or no work has been done on the structure and the allowed time has lapsed for the owners to voluntarily bring the structure into code compliance. The Public Works Office has attempted to notify, by certified mail, the last owner of record of the property informing them that the Board of Directors will consider declaring this structure a nuisance during the June 4, 2018 meeting.

 It is requested that the Board of Directors conduct a public hearing and consider a resolution declaring this structure a nuisance, and ordering the condemnation of the one (1) substandard residential structure in accordance with Section 11-87 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas.

Should the structure be condemned, a notice will be sent to the owner of record allowing them thirty (30) days to obtain a permit for repairs or a permit to demolish the structure and clear the property. If the property owner does not repair or demolish the structure in the said amount of time, the city will have the right to demolish the structure. 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 ACTIONThe City Manager and staff recommend board approval.

EMERGENCY CLAUSE:  N/A 

 

 

LIST OF PROPERTY FOR CONDEMNATION

ADDRESS

PARCEL NO.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

OWNER

208 Georgian Terrace

 

5170400

W 52.73’ Lot 10 & E 69’ Lot 11 & PT NW SE 17-15-28 CONTIG W/# 4230030

Turner, George E JR

208 Georgian Terrace

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 of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, for the following property:

 

ADDRESS                           PARCEL NO.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

OWNER

 

208 Georgian Terrace

 

5170400

W 52.73’ LOT 10 & E 69’ LOT 11 & PT NW SE 17-15-28 CONTIG W/#4230030

Turner, George E. Jr.

208 Georgian Terrace

Texarkana, Arkansas 71854

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

WHEREAS, the Public Works Department has attempted to notify, by certified mail, the last owner of record of the property informing them that the Board of Directors will consider declaring the structure (including all structures on the property) a nuisance; and

WHEREAS, notice of the condemnation will be sent to the owner of record allowing thirty 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 owner at least ten 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 property is condemned under the provisions of Section 11-87 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas; that the Public Works Department shall provide the owner of record with notices of the condemnation and allow thirty days for repairs or demolition by such property owner; that the Public Works Department is authorized to demolish any of the above-described structures that are not repaired or demolished within the thirty-day period after giving the owner at least ten days in which to remove any personal items.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 4th day of June, 2018.

 

 

_____________________________

Ruth Penney Bell, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

_______________________________

Jenny Narens, Deputy City Clerk

 

APPROVED:

 

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George Matteson, City Attorney