“We have made no bones about the fact that we want to become the best place to live and raise a family, “ Hall said. “Everything that we do in this city is geared around attracting families to move here, live here and for our kids to come back and raise their kids here.”
Council member unanimously passed an ordinance, 2013-OR-01, that gives vendors and utility customers a two-year deadline to cash checks issued by the city.
Hall said checks are primarily less than $20 and have been issued to city residents who overpaid for their utility services.
The ordinance also will affect equipment and service providers who wait more than two years to cash checks issued the city.
The city also passed a resolution to obtain a property located at 101 Crestview Court.
“It was a property that was put up by the county on tax sale. They had no purchasers of it,” Hall said. “It is an abandoned property, run-down property. They had no one that wanted to purchase, so they just gave it to the city.”
Hall said he plans to have a structure on the property demolished and to bring the site up to standards. He said there are no plans for the property, other than leveling the structure.