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Council wants to see some work get done

It’s been seven weeks since the owner of Frontier Village was given until the end of the year to clean up the replica frontier town, but a councilman questions whether any work has been done yet.
“I kind of get the sense we’re being put off,” Pulaski Town Councilman Joel Burchett Jr. said to his fellow council members Tuesday night. “I’ve not seen any efforts ongoing (at the site). I’d like to get him in here to talk to us.”
Town Manager John Hawley said he isn’t aware of any work having been done there.
At its late October work session, the council voted to give Randall Jones until the end of the year to clean up the village site and ensure the buildings, which are not built to state code, are structurally safe. Otherwise, the town will have to take action, council indicated.
The structures represent a replica of an old frontier village. They also were constructed in a flood plain that is along the railroad tracks near the corner of Commerce Street and Randolph Avenue.
Jones’ original intention was to develop a tourist attraction village similar to “Tweetsie Railroad” near Blowing Rock, N.C., but all that ever materialized was the structures, for which certificates of occupancy cannot be issued.
In October, Hawley said Jones indicated he hadn’t done any work on the site over the past year. However, several councilmen suggested it has been three to four years since they’ve seen any work at the site.
Hawley said Jones wants to use the village for re-enactments or for his son to hold paintball competitions. Jones asked if he could clean up the site and then come before the council to discuss planned use of the facility.
The Town Council agreed to give him time to clean it up.
Tuesday, Mayor Jeff Worrell asked Hawley to contact Jones and request he attend the next meeting of the town council.
“I’ll see if I can get him in here,” Hawley added.

Council wants to see some work get done

It’s been seven weeks since the owner of Frontier Village was given until the end of the year to clean up the replica frontier town, but a councilman questions whether any work has been done yet.
“I kind of get the sense we’re being put off,” Pulaski Town Councilman Joel Burchett Jr. said to his fellow council members Tuesday night. “I’ve not seen any efforts ongoing (at the site). I’d like to get him in here to talk to us.”
Town Manager John Hawley said he isn’t aware of any work having been done there.
At its late October work session, the council voted to give Randall Jones until the end of the year to clean up the village site and ensure the buildings, which are not built to state code, are structurally safe. Otherwise, the town will have to take action, council indicated.
The structures represent a replica of an old frontier village. They also were constructed in a flood plain that is along the railroad tracks near the corner of Commerce Street and Randolph Avenue.
Jones’ original intention was to develop a tourist attraction village similar to “Tweetsie Railroad” near Blowing Rock, N.C., but all that ever materialized was the structures, for which certificates of occupancy cannot be issued.
In October, Hawley said Jones indicated he hadn’t done any work on the site over the past year. However, several councilmen suggested it has been three to four years since they’ve seen any work at the site.
Hawley said Jones wants to use the village for re-enactments or for his son to hold paintball competitions. Jones asked if he could clean up the site and then come before the council to discuss planned use of the facility.
The Town Council agreed to give him time to clean it up.
Tuesday, Mayor Jeff Worrell asked Hawley to contact Jones and request he attend the next meeting of the town council.
“I’ll see if I can get him in here,” Hawley added.