POCAHONTAS VILLAGE BOARD ADDRESSES DAMAGE CLAIMS
The meeting of the Pocahontas Village Board was Monday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Donna Stall reported to the Village of Pocahontas that her car was
damaged when she backed into a drainage ditch. The board agrees the
village is not liable for the repair bills submitted by Ms. Stall and
will not pay for the damages.
A fence on the property of Bryan Walker was damaged when a city worker drug a tree blown down by a storm off the fence. The board decided to pay for materials to fix the fence and half of the labor costs providing Walker signs a letter releasing any future liability claims for the fence.
A revision of the derelict vehicle ordinance is under consideration. Two
main points to consider are giving the Village Marshall the ability to
issue tickets to violators and to remove the tarp clause. The Pocahontas
Village board will review this issue at the next meeting.
Due to several complaints to village trustees about nuisance properties
and village inspections, the board will ask the building inspector to
resume providing a monthly written report and submit it to the village
clerk on the Friday before the recurring monthly meeting held the second
Monday of each month. The report should consist of but not limited to:
inspected homes, date of inspections, violations found, suggestions made
to homeowner to bring the property into compliance, dates of future
inspections and any other information the village building inspector
A Memorial Day Service is to be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29th. This
event is sponsored by the American Legion; there will be pork burgers
for sale after the meeting. Bring your lawn chairs and join the Memorial
Day Celebration for Pocahontas Area Veterans.
MINOR ACCIDENT AND THEFT HANDLED BY POLICE
City police worked a minor accident Tuesday on the CC Food Mart lot. A Florida driver accidentally backed his camper into a post next to a set of gas pumps. Damage was minimal and no one was injured.
Jayne Tally of Greenville told officers that the vehicle registration was stolen from her vehicle overnight Monday while the car was parked at her residence on White Street. Tally said one of the tires was also flattened.