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chary \CHAIR-ee\, adjective:

1. Wary; cautious.
2. Not giving or expending freely; sparing.

What do you suppose the Founding Fathers, so chary of overweening government power, would make of a prosecutor with virtually unlimited reach and a staff the size of a small town?
-- "U.S. trampling rights at home and abroad", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 17, 1998
Investors should be chary, however, for the returns are far from sizzling.
-- "The Stampede Into Variable Annuities", Fortune, October 13, 1986
Bankers, consulted as to whether or not they believed that the full force of the decline had spent its fury, were chary of predictions.
-- "Leaders See Fear Waning", New York Times, October 30, 1929

Chary comes from Old English cearig, "careful, sorrowful," from cearu, "grief, sorrow, care."

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Code Enforcement DHR 8-31-09

August 24, 2009 – August 28, 2009

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:     Aug 31, 2009

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers

 

Special Weekly Activities

 

·         Toured with City Council – Joshua McIntosh

·         Cited properties on W. Park & S. Baringo St. Lot 27-28 Block 82

·         Plotting lots on Little Rock Rd, Ebony St. & Norman St.

·         Ohio St.  & Stratton Dr. – Dog At Large- Referred to Street Dept.

·         Contacted Assistant Superintendent Eric Cooper regarding buses off Biscoe St.- stated will comply

·         817 Cherry St.- Donald Wiggins Affidavit- plead not guilty to Chap 5.12 Charges

·         Court date  Aug 27- Requesting Contract and payment plan

·         Received list of lots to ID- per Street Dept.

o   Numbered List for Mowing & Code Enforcement  

·         1.)  Across Valley Beauty Shop- Block 64 Lot 4,5,6 -William Earnest James

·         2.)  Across Pettis Memorial Church -

·         3.)  Next door Pettis Memorial Nursery (Blue Building)

·         4.)  Lot next to Mrs. Simes (next to 338 S Washington)

·         5.)  Lot Behind 51 Lambert – Lot 210  Desoto Heights Gary Lynch

·         6.)  Lot corner Park & Baringo

·         7.)  Lot in curve South & Washington/ Lot in curve across Gilcrest house South & Washington

·         8.)  Lot behind Willie B. Warren on Coanza

·         9.)  Lot on North side of 1219 Cherry St.

·         10.) Lot 300 Block South 5th St

·         11.) Lot corner Popular & Porter

·         12.) 500 Block Rightor behind Old Safeway

·         13.) 500 Block Rightor behind PC housing

·         14.) Corner York & Pecan

·         15.) 400 Block Elm (Southside) across from Credit Union

·         16.) 400 Block Elm (Northside) next to Credit Union

·         17.) 100 Block Frank Frost

·         18.) 200 Block St Francis at Arkansas (Southside)

·         19.) Corner lot Walker & Pecan (across from Walker store)

·         20.) Corner Pecan and Jefferson (Eastside)

·         21.) South East Corner Lot Park & Ashlar

·         22.) South West Corner Lot Park & Ashlar

·         23.) Northwest Corner lot Park & Ashlar- Robert Quick- Lot 11 Block 74

·         24.) Lot North of 334 South Coanza

·         25.) Lot on Oakland Between Suddenlink office and Satellite Station

·         26.) Lot behind 595 Grand Ave on South Valley Dr.

·         27.) Next to 530 South Valley Dr. near Word Ave

·         28.) Next to 537 South Valley Dr. near Word Ave.

·         29.) Corner lot at Franklin, Adams, and Holly in front of Mt. Tabor Church

·         30.) Corner lot on North East Jefferson & Holly St.

·         31.) Corner lot Pecan & Mcdonough

·         32.) 181 Oakland

·         33.) 144 Military Rd.

·         34.) Corner Pontotoc & Arkansas

·         Delta Dream Builders- S Baringo- Completed Fence

·         141 Center St.- pending a review

 

Request for Extension

 

·         Bertha Lucas- Contacted

·         Michael Jenkins- Contacted

 

Complaints by Citizens

 

·         Various Dog complaints- Walker Levee, Ohio St, Poplar St(W.H) Plaza St. 5th & 6th St. Area

·         Southern Apt- Overgrown lawn and ditch

·         Addressing Property Maintenance violations on Center St.

 

Cited Vehicle

 

·         See Excel report

 

Fuel

·         Dodge Charger- White 2008

o   None

·         Chevy Impala- 2000

o   None

·         GMC Truck

o   None

 

Letters Mailed

 

·         See Excel Reports

 

 

Mail

 

·         $4.62

 

Lots with piles of debris

 

·         727 Pecan St.- owner

·         207 S. Sam St.- city

·         202 Madison St.-owner

·         Joe Brady Dr. owner

 

Abandoned House List for City Council – pending Submission

 

·         503 Biscoe- John Palmer

·         311 Walnut- Robert Titus

·         315 Walnut- Robert Titus

·         353 Prairie St.- Roger & Janet Sanchez

·         812 Elm St.- Carrie Kelly

·         743 Aaron St. - Jordan Redd Sr.

·         330 S. 6th St- Charles Graham

·         60 Lincoln Ct.- Doris Miller

·         1009 First.- Robert Mooney

·         313 N. 6th St.- Robbie & Debra A Boss

·         322 Market St.- Francis Wilson

·         945 Panama Rd. – Ruthie Smith

·         Lot 5 Block 44- Ezekiel Young

 

Lien or Affidavit Issued

 

·         None

 

Future Weekly Activities

 

·         City Council Meeting- 9-1-09

·         Part-time Police Officer Training Class- Aug 17- Sept 25- Attending- Patrick Allen

 

Follow-up Activities

 

·         Continue to address Non-compliant properties

·         Focus on Lots and clean up efforts

·         Contact Railroad Company regarding overgrown grass

·         Canvassing neighborhoods

·         Invoices for demolished properties

·         Proposed adopting of Mechanical ordinance- Per City Attorney

 

Staff Concerns

 

·         Office Space

·         Adopting of Mechanical Ordinance.

·         Issuing Permits;  software and procedures

·         Uniforms

 

Work Order Request Form (WORF) Report

 

·       238 N Washington St.

 

 

Code Enforcement DHR 8-31-09

Case Date

Property Owner

Property Address

Notes

Assigned To

 

 

Group: 26.2006-Maintaining Inoperable or Other Damaged Vehicles on Property

8/26/2009

Mr Willie William Superintendent

Louisiana & Columbia ST

3 - Busesses 1 -Van -1 -Building & Barrels

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

Group Total: 1

 

 

Group: Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

8/27/2009

Charlie Williams

800 BLK OF Pecan

Overgrown lawn & Property Clean up

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

8/27/2009

Dennis Cooper

800 BLK OF Pecan

Overgrown Lot

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

8/27/2009

Dustin & Carrie Goins

500 BLK OF MARKET

Your LOTS IS OVERGROWN

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

8/26/2009

Edith Berry

525 Perry ST

Overgrown lawn

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

8/27/2009

J G Investments LLC

327 York ST

Overgrown Lot Walnut & York

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

8/26/2009

John Hamilton SR

928 Franklin

Overgrown lawn & Property Clean up

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

8/24/2009

Marvin Cooper

401 Baringo ST S.

Overgrown lawn

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

8/27/2009

Mr Willie William Superintendent

Louisiana & Columbia ST

Tag building & barrels & pallets

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

8/26/2009

Otis Turner

1009 & 1011 & 1001 & 1003

Overgrown lawn & Property Clean up

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

8/27/2009

Richard Beckwith

Norman AVE

Overgrown lots

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

8/26/2009

Timothy McCarley

529 Miller

Overgrown lawn

Joshua McIntosh

 

 

Group Total: 11

 

 

Total Records: 12