Union County Planning and Zoning Director Dennis Henze appeared before the Union County Board of County Commissioners and discussed the Independence Waste property outside of Elk Point and the current nuisance recorded against it. Thirty days have lapsed since declaring the property a nuisance with letters sent (registered and certified mail) and a public hearing held with no indication that anything has been cleaned on the property. Henze asked the commissioners what they would like to do next.

Commissioner Kevin Joffer stated that they needed to proceed forward with the legal action and hire someone to clean up the property. The rest of the board agreed. Henze said he would inform State’s Attorney Jerry Miller of the continuance on legal action.

Department Heads

Three items – a pickup, lawn mower and boat – were surplused from the Emergency Management office on Emergency Manager Andy Minihan’s recommendation and were approved to be placed to sell at online auction.

Building and Grounds Superintendent Scott Sexton said they were having problems with the upstairs air conditioning unit, but should have it fixed soon as they just replaced some parts.

Director of Equalization Dawn Steckelberg stated that her office concluded their measurements and photos in the city of Alcester. The appraisers haven’t gone into any homes, but if they had questions, would ask them at the door. They will continue with Alcester Junction next.

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.