Texarkana, Texas 2021-06-15 23:15:36 –
Texarkana, Arkansas (KTAL / KMSS) – Board members of Texarkana, Arkansas have convened a meeting with civil servants and residents to address concerns about abandoned houses in the community.
Laney Harris, a board member of District 2, called for meetings with public works, Texarkana Arkansas police chief, and residents to discuss the issue.
Many Texarkana residents want to demolish vacant homes. Some say that these abandoned houses have dangerous scraps in their yard.
Others say these homes lead to an increase in illegal activity such as drug exchange. It can be dangerous to their neighborhood.
“I was worried about it because people are breaking down the homes of people who aren’t theirs,” said Patricia Lloyd from Texarkana.
According to public works, there are about 150 listings of properties to review. However, officials say they can destroy at most 10 structures a year due to limited resources.
Demolition is done in the order of badness of the building and easiness of destruction. This process can take 200 days to complete. City leaders say the goal is to start one block at a time.
Texarkana, Texarkana, Director of Public Works, Arkansas, said:
People in the community want an action plan. Like a city-wide cleaning day. In the meantime, the inhabitants encourage everyone to play their part and keep the garden clean.
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