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Grayson delays action on vacant property ordinance

GRAYSON -- The Grayson City Council decided Monday night to delay until November any action on an ordinance which would require registration of vacant property in the city.

"This matches Lawrenceville's ordinance, but it might be more of a headache than a positive thing," Mayor Jim Hinkle said."Right now, however, there's no way to contact a resident who vacates the premises.

"The problem is getting them registered.Who do you contact if you have a problem with the property?"

The matter was tabled until the Nov. 19 council meeting.

In other business, the Council:

-- Approved a Local Maintenance Improvement Grant contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation for $20,000 to pave a 1-mile stretch of Brandon Boulevard.The city will have to accept bids to complete the project, which will begin in January.

-- Named Eddie Russell to the vacancy on the Downtown Development Authority. Russell earlier had served on the authority.

-- OK'd the Solid Waste Ordinance/Agreement with the stipulation of adding a penalty fee for non-compliance.

-- Adopted a request for proposal for the city's security patrol contract.

-- Adopted a resolution approving the Energy Excise Tax intergovernmental agreement with Gwinnett County.

-- Announced that the Veteran's Day Service will be held Nov. 10 at Grayson United Methodist Church.

Comments

Karl 2 years, 2 months ago

From the article: "Mayor Jim Hinkle said."Right now, however, there's no way to contact a resident who vacates the premises. The problem is getting them registered.Who do you contact if you have a problem with the property?"

. Here's a novel idea, contact the entity to whom you send your yearly property tax bill.

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Sandykin 2 years, 2 months ago

Yes. The deed is easy enough for any real estate agent to look up. Surely a city government would have access to this information as well.

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notblind 2 years, 2 months ago

I would be very wary of copying any of Lawrenceville's ordinances.

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kevin 2 years, 2 months ago

This is really a "sick" story. How can this city government not know who the owner of a property is? I guess they don't care who pays the property tax bills each year either. If a city government cannot find a property owner, how in the world are they going to find an illegal or terrorist person? Folks, you need to re-elect people that have some brains in Grayson. Are the people in politics still that much a "coon ***.?"

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