This property located on Timbermill Drive is one of three in need of maintenance.
This property located on Timbermill Drive is one of three in need of maintenance.
MADISON — Public hearings were held Tuesday night to address property cleanup on three different sites here, but the board voted to table any action and allow its legal counsel to review the best course of action.

The first property, located off Hoy Road at 100 Charlestowne Square, has never been occupied, officials said Tuesday.

Building Official Ken Wilbanks said he had been in contact with the property owner, who lives in Atlanta, and although the property had been cleaned up, they had concerns about the house itself.

“There are things on the house we think are unsafe,” he told the Board of Aldermen.

Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said the house has not been occupied dating back to 2007.

“There are issues that need to be dealt with regarding to the structure,” she said. “With that said, why don’t we continue the hearing so our counsel can give us legal direction on what we can do.”

The second property, located at 51 Wintergreen Road, had overgrown grass and structural concerns, too.

Wilbanks said they had no response from the property owners when code enforcement first visited and a certified letter was returned. He said after they posted notice on the property, they responded.

He said the lot had been improved but issues remain with the house, which he said looks abandoned.

The third property, located at 224 Timbermill Drive, is owned by Trustmark Bank.

Wilbanks said this was another property they need to dive deeper and review.

The first property, located off Hoy Road at 100 Charlestowne Square, has never been occupied, officials said Tuesday.

Building Official Ken Wilbanks said he had been in contact with the property owner, who lives in Atlanta, and although the property had been cleaned up, they had concerns about the house itself.

“There are things on the house we think are unsafe,” he told the Board of Aldermen.

Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said the house has not been occupied dating back to 2007.

“There are issues that need to be dealt with regarding to the structure,” she said. “With that said, why don’t we continue the hearing so our counsel can give us legal direction on what we can do.”

The second property, located at 51 Wintergreen Road, had overgrown grass and structural concerns, too.

Wilbanks said they had no response from the property owners when code enforcement first visited and a certified letter was returned. He said after they posted notice on the property, they responded.

He said the lot had been improved but issues remain with the house, which he said looks abandoned.

The third property, located at 224 Timbermill Drive, is owned by Trustmark Bank.

Wilbanks said this was another property they need to dive deeper and review.