The Eldorado City Council heard complaints from citizens regarding a family that had recently lived at 706 High St. and committed numerous code violations while occupying that property.
The family is gone now but the residents fear they will move back in the future. While living at the High St. property this family housed people in sheds, dumped raw sewerage in the drainage ditch in front of the property and let the property become an eyesore according to Jeanna Canimore of Eldorado. The family also disturbed the peace with loud screaming and profanity. Canimore said she observed the father beating his son with a club.
Mayor Rocky James asked Eldorado ordinance officer Billy Bradley about the situation and Bradley said the buildings mentioned would never be allowed back on the property which was recently sold for $500.
Another citizen, Billie Jo Hopkins, asked if the city could put in a new stop sign regulating traffic passing in front of City Hall. She recently was involved in a fender bender and blamed the accident on the fact that her view of traffic on Fourth Street was obscured by cars parked diagonally in front of the Post Office. She was trying to turn onto Fourth Street from North Railroad Street.
The mayor admitted that the intersection was a problem but said placing a stop sign at that location would be difficult.
"We will look into it," said the mayor.
Street and Sewer Commissioner Robby Price reminded the City Council that Eldorado's Clean Up Days were scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The hours for Friday are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for Saturday are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents must have their water bills with them to prove residency when they bring their trash to the street department. Batteries and tires will not be accepted.
Ordinance Officer Billy Bradley will start writing tickets for clutter after the Clean Up Days.
Finance and Water Commissioner Jim Morris was in the hospital and unable to attend, but he submitted a report recommending renewal of the health insurance policy for city employees. It was unanimously accepted by the council.
Public Safety Commissioner Bob Briddick made a motion to approve a raise for the police chief that would be the same as the raise for the police officers. It was unanimously accepted.