Lineville school buildings offered, city declines
By Shelda Lunsford
Dec 20, 2010, 10:01
When the Lineville City Council met on Dec. 13 Lineville-Clio School board president Cherlyn Hullinger visited them. Hullinger said she was there to bring the council up to date concerning discussion about the school property and buildings and asked the council if they were interested in owning any or part of the complex.
The school board is seeking input from several sources before the district merges with Wayne Community.
The council thanked Hullinger and said they appreciated her visit, but do not think the city can take on the added burden of the complex, or any part of it, at this time.
When asked if there had been any interest in the old school building, Hullinger said one party was interested in purchasing it for demolition. Hullinger also said the school board is not particularly interested in dividing the property at this time and would like to deed the property as a whole.
Mayor Jack Shields said it was a shame and asked the council to look at ways the buildings could be used for gainful purposes.
“Financially, the city can not take on the old building as of right now,” Shields said, “I guess the city is not interested in any of the buildings.”
The city has until the school board meets in January to decide if they are interested in any part of the complex.
Frozen water meters were reported, which prompted the council to re-visit city policy concerning who is responsible for frozen meters.
If a meter freezes inside a properly installed pit the city is responsible for repairs, provided the lid is properly in place and the soil around the pit has not been removed by the homeowner.
If a meter is located inside a residence instead of inside an outside pit, the homeowner is responsible for repair or replacement of the meter.
If a meter is destroyed by an act of anyone other than city workers, such as in the case of snow blowers tearing up meters, or someone driving over the top of the meters, the homeowner is responsible for repair or replacement.
A request was made by the Baptist Church members to install gravel on city property located on the south side of the water tower to use as additional parking. The council approved the request and commented it was good to see the church growing enough to seek extra parking space.
City clerk Brandy Shriver gave an energy efficiency grant update. Shriver is ready to submit the final report required to fulfill the grant.
Shriver was directed to find out details the council received pertaining to property listed for a sheriff’s sale. The property is located on the east side of the Lineville square.
With no further business the council adjourned, setting Jan. 10, 2011, at 7 p.m. as the time for the next scheduled meeting.
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