Resolutions

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-20

A RESOLUTION AND CERTIFICATION TO THE WASHINGTON COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR OF AMOUNT OF LIEN TO BE PLACED ON COUNTY TAX BOOKS AS DELINQUENT TAXES AND COLLECTED ACCORDINGLY

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF ELKINS, ARKANSAS, THAT,

Section 1: Letters and requests by the City Planning Administrator to Billy Jack Frost went unheeded and unanswered concerning a dead tree on his property that overhung a public sidewalk and endangered passersby.

Section 2: Following passage of Resolution 2009-29 by the Elkins' City council declaring Billy Jack Frost to be in violation of Section 5.04.01 of the Elkins' Municipal code and authorizing the Mayor to seek bids to remove the hazard, a certified copy of said Resolution and a Notice to Repair or Remove was sent by Certified Mail to Billy Jack Frost and he received same on January 27, 2010.

Section 3: Following a request for bids to remove and haul off the dangerous tree. Hi-Tech Tree Service was the low bidder and employed by the City ofremove the tree. Said contract was performed by Hi-Tech Tree Service on April 17, 2010, and the expense billed to the City and paid in the amount of $1,200.00.

Section 4: Following removal of the hazard and payment for same by the City a letter from the Elkins' Recorder/Treasurer was sent to Billy Jack Frost on/about April 23, advising him of the charges by the tree removal service and charges claimed by the city related to the administrative process and collection and filing costs incurred by the City.

Section 5: Said letter of April 23, 2010, also advised Billy Jack Frost that on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 7:00 pm the City Council would be asked to assert a lien on  the real property of Billy Jack Frost at 327 N. Center Street, Elkins, Arkansas, and certify the amount of that lien.

Section 6: The City Council hereby finds that said April 23 letter was received by Billy Jack Frost prior to April 30, 2010, more than thirty days prior to this date, and hereby fixes the lien of the City of Elkins, Arkansas, against the following described property at the sum of $2000, the property being described as:

Lot 1, Block 12, Elkins Original, Section 1, Township 15N, range 29 WWashington County, Arkansas.

Section 7: There is hereby certified to the Washington County Tax Collector a cleanup lien in favor of the city of Elkins, Arkansas against Billy Jack Frost and the lands described at Section 6 hereof in the amount of $ 2000 to be placed on the tax books as delinquent taxes and collected accordingly with said amount, less three percent, to be paid, upon collection, to the City of Elkins.

Passed and approved this 3rd  of June, 2010.