JONESVILLE — Four surplus properties could be sold by town of Jonesville after discussions Monday night.
Members of the Jonesville Town Council discussed the sale of four surplus properties on Monday during its meeting and carried a motion to get bids for removing a dilapidated home on one of them before selling.
On the property located at 416 W. Main St., Town Manager Scott Buffkin recommended to council members the dilapidated building first be removed before the property is sold. He asked them consider seeking bids for the project.
Councilman Andy Green seconded and the motion to seek bids was carried.
The other surplus properties are 208 Carr St.; 115 Foster St.; 416 W. Main St.; and 114 Osborne St.
Buffkin said of the surplus properties, only the one on 208 Carr S. location was foreclosed on by the town of Jonesville. The others were foreclosed upon by Yadkin County, said Buffkin, who added they will be seeking to advertise their sale soon.
Also during the meeting, the council carried a motion to establish a “strict rule” to encourage strict participation in beautification efforts submitted by the “Beautification Committee” presented by Mayor Gene Pardue. Councilman Tracy Wall seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
Buffkin said he wanted to encourage others when trying to reach out to property owners to help clean or tidy up, that it would be a nice gesture to offer help, especially for elderly or disabled persons.
Buffkin recommended possibly getting church groups or civic groups involved in the task. He said he thought it was important “to try” to be nice.
Water Resources Director Tim Collins said Josh Matthews is a regular employee at the Water Resources Department after this week and both he and new hire Johnny Hanby have done a great job.
Collins thanked employees for their hard work on road cleaning and other projects. He said, “It is important to let them know they are doing a good job.”
In addition, Collins thanked the fire department for all the times they have washed the road for them.
Collins said they had been busy moving sludge from the river. In addition, they are dealing with algae issues as most water works facilities do during hot weather, he said.
Collins said the roundabout project is a top priority. He said the town just started grading the intersection of N.C. 67 and PVH Quality Way, in what will be an ongoing project, he said.
The council approved mayor pro-tem and Commissioner Wayne Moore to another term on the Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority Board of Directors. Moore serves as chairman of the Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority board.
Councilman Andy Green motioned that Moore be reappointed and the town council approved unanimously.
Buffkin told the town council that Police Chief Roger Reece would like to set an observation day in October to say thanks to all law enforcement who helped in solving the case of Sgt. Greg Martin, a Jonesville Police officer killed in the line of duty.
Tanya Chilton may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @TanyaTDC.