Opp abates more properties

Published 12:31 am Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Opp City Council voted to abate nine abandoned properties, and tabled a 10th one at Monday night’s Opp council meeting.

Cleaning up of properties within the city has been an ongoing goal of the administration since it took office two years ago.

Properties included:

• 402 13th St., owned by Kyler Frazier.

According to information provided by city inspector Wanda Summers, the appraised value of the home is $32,740, with the estimated replacement cost being $35,000.

• Another property owned by Frazier, Lot 14 on W. Cummings Ave. The estimated value of the lot is $460, with the replacement cost being $800.

• 1803 West Cummings Ave. The appraised value is $34,250 with the replacement cost being $50,000.

• 601 W. Ida Ave., owned by Henry D. Carroll. Current appraisal for the property is $32,220, with $45,000 needed to bring the property up to par.

• 206 W. Covington Ave., owned by Malcolm and Holey Brundidge. This property was tabled. Malcolm Brundidge is the son of councilwoman Mary Brundidge.

• 619 Gavin St., owned by the Harmon Green heirs. Appraised value is $46,900 with replacement costs being $59,000.

• Lot 39 Sparks Ave., owned by Rex Ronald Lundy. Summers said the Lundy purchased the property at a tax sale, and said he didn’t realize he still owned the property. The property is located in the Capital Heights neighborhood, and is appraised at $3,810 with replacement costs being $5,000.

• 108 Sparks Ave., owned by Robert Straughn. City officials said Straughn died several years ago and that his sister hires someone to mow the property but no repairs have been made. The property is appraised for $21,100 and the replacement cost would be $30,000.

• 602 Maude, Ave., owned by Patricia Seay. City officials said the appraisal of the property is $22,090 with $41,000 in replacement costs.

The city also voted to abate 1600 W. Cummings Ave., which his owned by Winston D. and Elizabeth Butler. Officials said the property owner is not able to come meet with them due to health reasons. However, Mayor John Bartholomew said the council had given the owners “time and time and time” and they have not cleaned up.