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Town to bring down more structures

Pulaski has already spent nearly $40,000 this fiscal year ridding the town of nuisance structures and out of control vegetation.
Thanks to comparable funds recently allocated to the program, six more abandoned and burned houses will be coming down.
At its last work session, Pulaski Town Council agreed to transfer $35,000 from the town’s un-appropriated funds balance to cover the estimated $30,000 cost to demolish six more structures. The remaining $5,000 will be used to pay for spring weeding and mowing on owner-neglected properties that are posing a nuisance or hazard to public safety.
“So we ran out of money, but not out of buildings?” Mayor Jeff Worrell asked in response to the allocation request. Referring to a list of the six structures that still needed to be demolished, he added, “two of these need to come down right now because they’re a hazard. This council has been proactive about dealing with blight, so I’d like to see us continue to move forward.”
The town removes nuisances at its own expense only as a last resort when all other attempts to have the situations resolved by the property owner fail. Whenever the town has to resort to using taxpayer money to abate a nuisance, a lien is placed on the real estate to recover the costs.
Town Manager John Hawley said the cost to demolish a structure usually runs about $5,000.
The six structures to be removed with the new allocation of funds are on 11th Street N.W., Valley Road, two on Craig Street and two on 16th Street N.W.

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Town to bring down more structures

Pulaski has already spent nearly $40,000 this fiscal year ridding the town of nuisance structures and out of control vegetation.
Thanks to comparable funds recently allocated to the program, six more abandoned and burned houses will be coming down.
At its last work session, Pulaski Town Council agreed to transfer $35,000 from the town’s un-appropriated funds balance to cover the estimated $30,000 cost to demolish six more structures. The remaining $5,000 will be used to pay for spring weeding and mowing on owner-neglected properties that are posing a nuisance or hazard to public safety.
“So we ran out of money, but not out of buildings?” Mayor Jeff Worrell asked in response to the allocation request. Referring to a list of the six structures that still needed to be demolished, he added, “two of these need to come down right now because they’re a hazard. This council has been proactive about dealing with blight, so I’d like to see us continue to move forward.”
The town removes nuisances at its own expense only as a last resort when all other attempts to have the situations resolved by the property owner fail. Whenever the town has to resort to using taxpayer money to abate a nuisance, a lien is placed on the real estate to recover the costs.
Town Manager John Hawley said the cost to demolish a structure usually runs about $5,000.
The six structures to be removed with the new allocation of funds are on 11th Street N.W., Valley Road, two on Craig Street and two on 16th Street N.W.

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