The Berryville Planning Commission met Tuesday night for their monthly meeting and topping the agenda were two properties that have been identified in the Town’s Blight Abatement program. One property was targeted for a public hearing but due to a delay in the public notice, the property on Liberty Street was given a one month reprieve and the hearing was rescheduled for next month.
However the property owner did not need any additional time. Wednesday the property owner had crews begin demolishing the property.
The owner was on site and said the town had been very good to work with. Charles Jackson, a former teacher with CCPS purchased the property as an investment and had pulled previous permits to demolish the structure but had never completed the task. Once the town began to enforce its blight abatement code Mr. Jackson moved to comply.
The second property in the Planning Commissions agenda was the large structure on First street. Commissioner Chair Doug Shaffer said,”This one is a real public safety concern.”
The property is in a severe state of disrepair and has been the source of wind-blown debris in the past. The commission moved to set a public hearing on the property at their November 22 meeting.