Marked Tree City Council reschedules meeting

Sunday, July 14, 2013

With two council members out of town and one sick, the Marked Tree City Council rescheduled its monthly meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, July 15. Because there was no quorum, the council could not vote, but the council members who were present did hear from several citizens regarding lawns not being maintained in Marked Tree.

"I'll try to chase them (the owners) down," Mayor Michael Scott said. "That's an issue we have in our town I've been trying to address."

Alderman Shane Glenn said if the owners of these houses cannot be tracked down to send letters of notice to, a letter can be put on their front door or window. Glenn also suggested the city look into getting grants to fix up condemned property.

The council also heard from Tina Crockett regarding a kitchen she wants to add on to her daycare facility. She got one estimate for a 10x16 add-on. Crockett gave the council copies of the blueprint to review but said she would try to get some more estimates. She would like the add-on to be 10x10.

Mayor Scott informed the council the city of Marked Tree was recognized during a recent Municipal League convention as one of three cities in the state to participate in all municipal league programs. "This is a credit to our past mayors, our council members, and ex-council members," Scott said.

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