Demolition Coming for 'Worst Property'
The Powder Springs City Council voted 5-0 Monday to award a $6,000 contract for demolition, plus $1,879 in preparation, under a nuisance abatement order.
The vandalized, trashed house on Misty Bleau Drive that was previously called “the worst property” in Powder Springs will be demolished.
That’s according to the City Council’s 5-0 vote Monday to award a $6,000 contract for demolition, plus $1,879 in preparation, under a nuisance abatement order.
“Certainly you hate to see a structure come down, but this one is so far gone,” interim City Manager said at Wednesday’s work session.
Among other problems, the owner can’t be found, there are holes in the walls, and copper lines and virtually everything else have been stolen from within the home at 3862 Misty Bleau Drive off Hopkins Road.
Powder Springs taxes haven’t been paid since 2010, county taxes since 2009, and the city is adding charges when Public Works employees mow the grass.
Repairs would have totaled an estimated $40,000, rendering the structure worthless. The land alone is valued at $14,000.
The costs incurred by the city—unpaid taxes, demolition and mowing—are being added to the tax bill, and officials hope to collect by selling the property.
In other business:
- Councilwoman Cheryl Sarvis reminded residents about the May 5 Run for the Ages, hosted by the Powder Springs Woman's Club. Proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association and scholarships for McEachern High students.
- Mayor Pat Vaughn reminded residents about the public meeting on the change to water rates on May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Coach Ford Center.
- Councilman Al Thurman announced that he will be having a town hall meeting for his Ward 2 at the Ron Anderson Recreation Center on May 14 at 6:30 p.m.