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New property donated to Habitat for Humanity

New property donated to Habitat for Humanity

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2009 10:06 pm
By: Donna Ryder Messenger Associate Editor


Messenger Associate Editor

Obion County Habitat for Humanity will soon have a new piece of property to build on.

Union City Electric System general manager Jerry Bailey appeared before the Union City Council Tuesday evening to request approval to donate property at 401 North Division St. to Habitat.

He said the lot, located diagonally across from the electric system’s office, was purchased in 1983. He said he doesn’t know of any use the system would have for it.

The council approved the donation.

After the meeting was opened in prayer by city attorney Jim Glasgow Jr., the council:

• Approved a request from First United Pentecostal Church to close Church Street from Perkins to Depot streets July 18 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The church is organizing an outdoor service at Kiwanis Park, which will include offering food to the public, giving backpacks to children and having an outdoor church service with a small choir and preaching.

• Agreed to accept bids for the demolition of property at 724 East Glendale St. and at 

420 South Adams St. Kathy Dillon, who was at the meeting filling in for city manager Don Thornton, said Thornton had said no waivers from the property owners had been gained, but the city had followed due process.

• Asked public works manager Steve Ladd when spraying would begin. He replied he hopes next week, if the weather remains dry.

• Informed Ladd trees are covering a stop sign on North Division Street at College Street.

• Was informed Main Street-Union City received a waiver to place a kiosk at Merchants Park, but that the kiosk can only be used to promote non-profit organizations. No commercial or business advertising can be used because it is against city codes.

Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at

Published in The Messenger 5.21.09

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