Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 19, 2014

HSSB reviews two new complaints

CROSSVILLE — Two new complaints have been filed with the Cumberland County Health and Safety Standards Board.

In both cases, members of the committee decided to have county attorney Randal Boston research the cases and determine if they fall under the guidelines to pursue sending complaint letters to the property owners.

A complaint was filed on a property at 591 Timothy Dr. in the Breckenridge community. The property appeared to be dilapidated and abandoned in pictures submitted.

Nancy Hyder, 2nd District county commissioner, and HSSB chairman, said, according to law, if the residence is a trailer or manufactured home it has to be fixed to a foundation and the title be surrendered to the state and an affidavit of affixation filed with the Register of Deeds office.

"We probably ought to check with our attorney, Mr. Boston, to see if this applies in this case," Hyder said.

Brian Jones, HSSB committee member, agreed and made a motion to have attorney Boston look into the case and determine if it falls under the guidelines of the committee and to send a letter of complaint to the property owner from the board if it comes under the board's authority.

Committee member Nick Hedgecoth supported the motion and it was unanimously approved.

Another complaint was reviewed regarding property at 13 Connely Dr.

The property once had a mobile home that has burned and now is sitting in a large pile of rubble on the property. Pictures filed with the complaint also show a boat sitting in the street, off a trailer, on the ground in front of the property.

Hedgecoth made the same motion to have county attorney Boston review the case and determine if it came under the HSSB's authority and to send a letter of complaint if it does. Jones supported the motion and it was unanimously approved.

In other areas, Hyder said last month the HSSB dismissed complaints that were filed against property at 93 Fox Den Lane and property at 145 Guiness Rd. because both had been cleaned up and cleared.

"Those people on Guiness Rd. are thrilled to have that property cleaned. They have been trying to have something done about that for years. Last month, we learned it was cleaned and totally cleared at no cost to the county," Hyder said.

In the past, neighbors had complained about the odor, rat infestation and snakes at the property.

The Fox Den Lane property was cleaned up, as well.

In order to come under the jurisdiction of the HSSB board, a home must be dilapidated, abandoned and a complaint must be filed and signed by three separate property owners who are within 150 yards of the home.

The home must be fixed to a foundation, or in the case of manufactured homes, has had the title surrendered to the state and an affidavit of affixation has been filed with the Register of Deeds office.

According to the resolution passed by the county commission in 2006, the HSSB is authorized to deal only with vacant and dilapidated properties posing a health and/or safety hazard to the community.

Current HSSB board members are Hyder, Jones, Hedgecoth, Randy Elmore and Darrell Comer. The committee is advised legally by Cumberland County attorney Randal Boston.

Elmore and Comer were unable to attend the March meeting.

The HSSB board holds its regular monthly meeting the second Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. in the conference room on the second floor of the Cumberland County Courthouse.

The public is welcome to attend.

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