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J.D. Charles For Civitas Media

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WEST LOGAN — A retaining wall on Third Avenue has begun crumbling due to recent heavy rains in the West Logan area.

West Logan Police Chief Robert Ward told members of the town council about the problem during the April 2014 meeting.

Ward said that he was contacted be residents on a Thursday evening patrol about the problem during a recent storm and the street was promptly shut down.

“This section of Third Avenue collapses every time we have a big rainstorm,” Ward said.

A section of ditchline on Route 10 continues to fill with dirt from another retaining wall. The Department of Highways has been notified of both situations, Ward said. Town employee Ron Bryant has been clearing some dirt and blockages from that ditchline.

One other recent problem has been resolved. When the traffic lights on Route 10 burned out the town had no replacement lights available. But as soon as some were obtained they were installed by the Logan Fire Department. Council members Mary Randan and Delores Murray requested the town make a $100 donation to the Logan Police Department to thank them for their assistance.

In other West Logan News- City Clerk Mark Mareske requested a meeting on April 15 to lay the levy for the city’s budget.

“We will need at least three council members available for that,” Mareske said, noting that two city officials were out of state this week. Mareske said the town was down financially by about $2,200 but that should break even by the end of the fiscal year in June.

“Sanitation fees are holding their own,” Mareske said. $3,023 worth of bills were approved for payment.

Deloris Murray discussed the flooding issue she has had in regards to property which abuts her home. The property is owned by the Logan Medical Foundation. Murray said an attorney representing that organization told her daughter that it was up to her to fix it.

“I could take it to civil court, but what good does that do?” Murray said. Chief Ward said he would speak with somebody about obtaining some dirt to put into the biggest hole on the property which gathers water every rain.

“Anything that helps,” Murray said, adding “I have lived here 51 years without the problem I have now.”

Town Attorney Sabrina Deskins said that it is possible the property had been modified which could have led to the problem.

• Mark Mareske discussed the proclamation declaring the month of April as “Fair Housing Month” in West Logan.

Mareske said the Region II economic development authority had been in touch about the motion which goes back to the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which had the goal of removing discrimination based on sex, race or religion from people seeking housing.

• Councilmember Ruby Moore discussed a town beautification project which she requested assistance from street department employee Ron Bryant to help with. Moore also asked about a house that is reportedly falling apart in Hicks Hollow.

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