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|Abingdon "Street" Won't Be Partially Vacated Yet
|An Abingdon alderman waiting for two months to see if a street that, before then, many didn't know even existed will be vacated, will have to wait longer.
The Abingdon City Council Monday night okayed waiting for more research to be done before voting on whether or not a section of what's being called Palomino Drive should be closed to traffic and vacated, until Third Ward Alderman Jason Johnson can have his property surveyed.
Johnson didn't disclose until later he bought a home on Main Street, and wants to build a garage on his property, and is using part of what is Palomino Drive as a driveway to his home.
Johnson, however, is getting short on patience.
"The thing I'm trying to avoid, is having something preventing access that everyone should be having," Johnson said. "I'm doing it the proper way, and nobody else did it. That's the only problem."
City attorney Jack Ball suggested Johnson get his newly-purchased property surveyed so as to know exactly where his property line begins and ends.
Aldermen Monday night okayed holding a special meeting next Tuesday night to vote on whether or not to put a question on the April election ballot regarding energy aggregation.
Galesburg, Knoxville, and other communities have already approved similar measures that, if voters approve, would allow the city to negotiate with an energy provider in hopes of saving residents money on their power bills.
(Abingdon aldermen discuss vacating a portion of "Palomino Drive" Monday night. WGIL News Story and Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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