Fiscal court discusses county-wide nuisance ordinance
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Apr 24, 2013 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The county may look into the possibility of a countywide nuisance ordinance, possibly one similar to one recently passed by the Cadiz City Council.

At a Monday, April 15, Trigg County Fiscal Court meeting, several residents complained of abandoned buildings, dilapidated mobile homes, lots used as “storage dumps” and other eyesores. Among those who spoke were Trigg County Solid Waste Coordinator Jesse Thomas, Toni Martinazzi, Will McGraw and Jerry Schlessler of the Little River Estates Homeowners Association.

“Consider … the homes that are around this community that are abandoned,” McGraw said. “No one’s living in them, and they’re just deteriorating and going down. Some have been stripped, and they’re just bare frames.”

Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander said this is something the Fiscal Court might look into in the “very near future,” whether it’s a land-use management ordinance or a nuisance ordinance, depending on how strict the Fiscal Court want to be.

Schlessler said someone in the LRE subdivision is trying to sell their home for almost $500,000, while an abandoned trailer with knocked-out windows sits only 500 feet away.

For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.
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