Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 17, 2013

County sends clean up bill to property owner

By Gary Nelson
Senior staff writer

CROSSVILLE — Cumberland County attorney Randal Boston told members of the county's Health and Safety Standards Board that he sent notice of an $800 invoice to a property owner whose property was cleaned up by the county.

Nancy Hyder, 2nd District commissioner and HSSB chairperson, reported to the committee last month that the property at 547 Prentice Ave. had been cleaned up and the remaining foundation removed.

Hyder said the cost was $800 to the county and Boston said he recently sent the bill to the property owner. If the bill is not paid in 30 days, then further action may be taken against the property owner.

In other areas the committee tabled action until next month on property at 145 Guiness Rd.

"The property is going into foreclosure, but it's not quite there yet and we just need to wait until we find out more info from the bank," Boston said.

Boston reported that a property complaint could be dismissed that was filed against 26 Sunshine Rd.

Boston reported the property at 26 Sunshine Rd. had been cleaned up.

"Apparently, the bank hired someone to clean it up and they cleaned up and picked up everything. I recommend you remove it from the complaint list," Boston said.

There was no other business to come before the committee.

The Health and Safety Standards Board will meet again Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. in the small courtroom at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The public is welcome to attend.