Evarts sprucing up town

By Nola Sizemore nsizemore@civitasmedia.com

March 19, 2014

Evarts Mayor Eddie Manning and Police Chief Lupe Blas reported efforts were successful during the month of February in cleaning up the city.

At a meeting of the Evarts City Council on Tuesday, Manning said five no parking signs had been placed on Knox Street by the Misty Hill Apartments and travel through that area has now improved. He added Blas contacted Tonya Hughes in reference to garbage littered on a lot on Disney Street. He said Hughes has agreed to clean the lot.

“We have to remind her yearly, but she does clean it up,” said Blas. “Terry Williams also spoke with the mayor in reference to a nuisance ordinance violation at a house located on Nolan Street. Mr. Williams has agreed to clean it up.”

Arrangements have been made to remove a burned out structure located on the corner of Harlan and Bell Street Manning said.

“David Curry has worked out a deal to clean that up and he will begin work on that next week,” said Manning.

A complaint about dead trees on Fox Street was discussed and Manning said the tree has a Kentucky Utility (KU) power line running through it and the city can’t address the issue until KU officials trim around their lines first.

“I’ve called KU and after they have trimmed, the city will trim it down even further to avoid any nuisance to residents,” said Manning.

Blas said he contacted Anthony Williams, who lives on the corner of Keister and Sergent streets and found that he now has his property in compliance after a complaint of him being in violation of the nuisance ordinance.

City Clerk Krisit Lamb told council there will be no PRIDE cleanup funds this year. After some discussion, council voted to run their spring cleanup the same week as the county.

Nola Sizemore may be reached at 606-909-4147 or on Twitter @Nola_hde