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City Council holds abatement hearing

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By Warren Slaughter
Special to the Texan

    Members of the Dalhart City Council held a hearing to abate a detached garage at 521 Olive. The building has been deemed dangerous due to its deteriorated state. During the hearing, City Code Enforcement Officer Nick Martinez circulated photographs of the building among the council members. The public hearing is one step in getting the building torn down, or abated. If the property owners do not demolish the building within a certain time frame, the city may do so and place a lien for the demolition costs against the property. No one from the public made a comment during the hearing. It was closed and the council took the information under advisement.

    The recommendation on Ordinance 2007-17, for Special Use zoning at 1122 Channing, was tabled until a public hearing on the ordinance can be scheduled.

    Council members voted to allow the City Manager to bid on items at the Hunter Construction auction, which is slated for July 14.

    Assistant City Superintendent James Stroud said he is still waiting for an easement from the railroad to continue work on the city’s STEP Grant water project.