Minutes-Public Hearing October 17, 2017


Tuesday October 17, 2017


Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Ald. Ron Johnson, Alice Kezar, Keith Kohley and Calvin Wilson. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Chief Curt Drake, Tax Collector Meghan Sexson, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, City Attorney Duane Cooper and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Guests included Lois Kolb, Roger and Carol Coe, Charlotte Johnson, Jared Mackall, Brenda Hall and Sally Carroll from the McDonald County Press.


The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

The Board discussed the condemnation of 108 W. Williams St. The discussion included

It was noted by the Board that the last time the Landess family had someone present was on March 7th, 2017 and nothing has really been done to it since then. Mayor Richmond read a letter provided by City Building Inspector Marcus Pratt.

Upon inspection of the house located at 108 Williams Street, numerous things were discovered that make this home unsuitable to be lived in. This house is dilapidated; there is significant damage to the rafters, roof decking and there is sheet rock on the floor that has fallen off the wall and ceiling. There are signs of termite damage and black mold was present.

It appears that residents of this home have been living in the upstairs portion of the house while the main floor of the home was in poor condition.

I recommend to the City of Goodman that this house be condemned as it is unsafe for living conditions due to lack of upkeep.

Marcus Pratt

City Building Inspector

City Attorney Duane Cooper noted that Chief Drake had hand delivered a notice of this Public Hearing to Shauna Landess on September 20, 2017 and it was posted and published in the McDonald County Press. Cooper also noted for the record that pictures of proof of the rafters, roof decking and sheet rock on the floor were shown to the Board as proof. It is his recommendation for the safety and welfare of the Citizens of the City of Goodman, the home be demolished.


Ald. Wilson moved to continue the condemnation process. Ald. Johnson

seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.


City Attorney Cooper then noted a letter needs sent to Ms. Landess that the Board voted to demolish the home on the property.


Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn the public meeting at 6:54 P.M. Ald. Johnson

seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.







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