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Citizens discuss cars at Laddonia meeting

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 11:16 am

The issue involving cars owned by the Jensen family was discussed by some patrons and a family representative during the City of Laddonia’s Board of Aldermen meeting last Thursday.
According to drafted meeting minutes, patron Megan Bass voiced her concerns on vehicles from Glenn’s Garage being parked on the street in front of her business and on the sidewalk.
Her concerns were a follow up to a legal letter her attorney Louis Leonatti sent the City of Laddonia back in March.
City of Laddonia attorney Tom Ellis, of the Seigfriend Law Firm, responded with two letters, with one on the cars issue and another involving a sidewalk concern.
In a letter dated June 5, Ellis said the city had been working to remove junk cars near Bass’ business.
“Severa of these cars are in possession of one local business and the city has notified the business to remove these, or that the city would have them removed,” Ellis said in his letter obtained by The Vandalia Leader. “It is my understanding that a local towtruck company/salvage company has been contacted to assist the city to perform this task , should the business fail to do so.”
Matt Jensen spoke on behalf of Glenn’s Garage and discussed with others the problems they have with the business and cars on the street as well as his concerns with Tractors on Folta Antiques’ property.
During the patron comments portion of the meeting, area resident Esther Williams discussed Poplar Street issues and cars on the street.
Becky Monachino discussed the tree over the road and cars on the street at one of the Jensen’s properties.
Also during the patron input session of the meeting, Freddie Bussey voiced his concerns on the police car being worked on and not having a backup car.
He also said there have been burglaries in town and the suspects are still on the loose.
Former board member Ono Monachino asked to be put on the agenda for next meeting.
Motions were made, seconded and passed to accept the Collector’s report, the minutes of the August minutes, and the approval of the bill/warrant list.
A motion made, seconded and passed to give permission to the Davis family to close the street down for an auction on 7th and Locust.
A motion was made, seconded and passed to accept a building permit for Shawn Mullins at 302 E. Third.