Storeowner complains ordinance is “a load of manure”

Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 02:59 PM.

“Provide clean up, adequate garbage cans and toilets,” said Paterson. “I’m a shop owner, a business person, a taxpayer and this isn’t right. It’s not my job to clean up after this event or provide toilets.”

Mayor Lawrence Cloud told Paterson that he, as a shop owner on Main Street, sympathized with her plight and assured her that the council will look into ways of possibly improving this year’s rodeo maintenance and clean up.

A few other residents came before the council about issues with a broken window at the old Padgett Drugs store on Main Street and a store with no roof, no door and mold growing on the inside.

Cloud assured them that a letter will be written to the owner of the old Padgett Drugs store in regards to the safety issue and that the city may get the health department involved with the building that’s growing mold.

“We’ll take care of that,” said Cloud.

The council agreed with member Richard Woodham’s request that something needs to be done about abandoned cars throughout the city.

“It’s one thing to leave them there for 30 days, but for six months?” asked Woodham. “Something’s got to be done.”

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