ALLEN – The Allen City Commission met at its regularly scheduled meeting to discuss various issues facing the community on Monday. Allen City Mayor Sharon Wood reported on old business that needed to be addressed.
The City Council consisting of Tina Hall, Clyde Woods, Jessica Crumpler and Elmer Parsons in cooperation with Allen Mayor Sharon Woods have declared April 11-15 as Pride Cleanup for the city. One of the initiatives for the Pride Cleanup is for residents to clean up around their residence and property. Several city residents have received letters from the city in regards to clean-up needed around their property. Amy Adkins received a letter in regards to a home she inherited that is located within the Allen City Limits. Mayor Woods, and the Commission were concerned the vacant property was being trespassed on by area children. One concern was the safety of the children being unsupervised around the vacant property. It was suggested that Adkins place orange no trespassing rope around all entrances of the property including porches and sidewalks. Several residents approached the commission to ask about the letters they received in regards to improving the appearance of their property and what exactly is needed to be in compliance.
“As long as residents are working to improve the looks and clean up around their property, that is fine with us,” said Allen Mayor Sharon Woods. “As community citizens, we want to improve the appearance of our small city,”
The council also discussed the old cars that have been abandoned within city limits. It was agreed cars abandon within city limits will be red tagged and flagged for tow to the junk yard. The Pride Cleanup is an opportunity for the citizens to come together to improve the appearance of their community and improve community spirit. The City of Allen encourages all community members to participate in this important event.
New business up for discussion was the City Audit. Mayor Woods and the City Commission acknowledges some mistakes were made, however they are on top of the situation and have determined what must be done to fix the mistakes. The Commission expect the audit to be finalized in the next couple of months.
CPA David Garrett is currently working on City Audit for 2013, 2014 and 2015. Once results are finalized the city financial audit will be complete and up to date.
Woods and the city commission encourage everyone to have pride in their community and participate in the city wide Pride Clean-Up April 11-15. The Allen City Commission meet once a month at City Hall and meetings are open to the public.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606/886-8506.