Mt. Sterling ‘making progress’ on nuisances
By Dean Shipley
Mt. Sterling council looked at a “stack” of reports Monday evening, which had been brought forth by the nuisance and abatement committee.
Of the 16 addresses noted on the nuisance activity log, nine of them involved trash and seven of them involved a car or cars. Some of the cases were apparently so serious not only have charges have been filed, but also the county health department has been contacted, according to Madison County Sheriff’s deputy Jack Dill.
Charges have been filed or will be filed on the following addresses for trash violations:
• 43 N. High St.
• 33 N. High St.
• 84 Jefferson St.
• 266 Rosewood Ave.
According to Dill’s report, others have responded positively to the village’s request for attention to the matter. Following being served on either a car violation or a trash violation, three addresses cited for trash violations had been cleaned up and five car violations have been either moved or covered up. The latter is permitted under the law.
Four of the citations had due dates for which no follow-up information was filed.
“We’re seeing some progress,” said Lowell Anderson, council member who is chair of the nuisance and abatement committee.
The village is also seeing some “progress” in the collection of revenue. Anderson, chair of the finance committee reported the year-to-date collections as posted in the RITA report. Revenue is reported at $78,308 for year-to-date 2013. The same period in 2012 saw ytd revenue at $75,147.
Dill reported regarding the vandalism that had occurred in the town hall, two people have confessed. Charges are pending action by the county prosecutor. Dill withheld names of the individuals pending charges.
Resident Bobi Little asked that the ordinances and resolutions which come before council be published in the local newspaper.