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Chase City Council marks first year for town manager

SoVaNow.com / December 13, 2017
At Monday night’s meeting of Chase City Town Council, Mayor Eddie Bratton recognized Town Manager Angela Lawrence upon her one-year anniversary with the town.

“Her tenure has been a terrific asset for Chase City,” said Bratton. “Every day, I am more expectant of good news for our town and I attribute this anticipation to her hard work, professionalism, and determination to make our town better and to raise our town’s profile.”

In other business, Council agreed to accept ownership of a home at 12 East 5th Street. The property was declared a nuisance and a dangerous or dilapidated site in August, but before the town would accept title, they sought assurances that there were no liens or other encumbrances.

“After further research, it has been determined there are no judgement liens against the property at 12 E 5th Street. Council is being asked to accept the second property so that the demolition of both buildings can proceed. It has been determined there is some asbestos in both buildings and the contractor has a license to deal with that,” Bratton said.

The second property Bratton referenced is located at 8 E. 5th Street and was previously deeded to the town.

Council approved a request from the Chase City Planning Commission to update its zoning code by adding a definition for the term “Flea Market” to the business definitions of the town’s zoning code in Section 6-3-20 of the town code.

A flea market is now defined as a commercial market held in a structure where one or more persons are involved in setting up of tables, platforms, racks or similar display areas for the purpose of selling or buying goods, wares, products or other such items.



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