For The Logan Banner
WEST LOGAN — The town of West Logan will be looking into removing some dilapidated houses in the neighborhood hopefully soon. On Monday, Sept. 10, Mayor Darren Akers told councilmembers that he felt that since the town had some money left in the budget it should be used to get rid of several eyesore properties, at least one of which was partially burned down in the past.
“We do have a little money set aside and there are things we need to do for our community and I feel this would be a good one,” said Akers.
Akers asked the council to appoint a committee to look into the matter.
“I have asked several people to be on that committee,” he said, noting that the town would also be looking for an attorney to help with that project.
The mayor said he had also spoken with B.J. Picklesimer about possibly doing some landscaping around town hall where a new business is coming into town.
Akers said Elite Cleaning should be opening their doors soon. Jay Mullins and Glen Dingess are opening up a storefront where the old post office used to be located in West Logan in front of city hall. The facility has undergone a massive and impressive renovation, noted West Logan Police Chief Robert Ward. “It looks really good,” he added.
“We will ask Glen about setting a date for the grand opening when the council can be here and an alternative date just in case,” said Akers.
Ward said the town had a fairly quiet month when reading the monthly safety and police reports. Ward said there was a report of a stolen weed eater on August the first and that there was a large tree on First Avenue that had been cut down by contractors who inadvertently let it roll over the hillside and block a drainage ditch. Ward noted he had contacted the property owner who hired the contractors about coming back and cutting the enormous tree up to move it out of the way.
Ward said a new street mirror had been installed on the corner of 9th and First Avenue to help people pulling out see what is coming in their direction. Ward also noted that he had contacted several property owners about overgrown weeds on their property that needed to be cut down. Ward said a culvert container had been taken off of one street that posed a safety problem. A replacement has been ordered and the Department of Highways was notified. DOH was also contacted about a resident who has installed drainage lines on his flood prone property which he would like to see hooked up to the drainage lines.
Akers noted that it would probably help relieve flooding problems in the area. DOH has also been contacted about cleaning out the drainage line on Route 10.
Akers said when residents on Second Avenue moved out recently they left behind an entire dump truck worth of rubbish that had to be hauled off.
The town finally got the bed installed on the street department dump truck and the vehicle is ready for full service.
Akers asked Ward to contact Roger Bryant about a road blockage on Third Avenue where one resident was forced to move following the massive June 29 storm.
In other West Logan news:
The financial statements and minutes for the August meeting were approved.