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Council addresses blighted properties

Six properties eyed for condemnation during Friday special meeting

Blighted properties were the focus of a special meeting of the Crowley City Council Friday afternoon..
Six properties were on the agenda for the meeting that began with a public hearing on the condemnation of property at 1816 May Street belonging to Kim Crochet.
Crochet appeared before the council to explain that he would have the structure demolished by Frey Dirt Work at his own expense. However, he asked that the council allow his additional time to have the work completed.
The council agreed to give Crochet until the end of the calendar year to have the work completed. If the demolition work is not completed by that time, the city will proceed with plans to demolish the structure.
Other properties recommended for condemnation included: 
• 404 E. Clay St., owned by Paul Donald Benoit Estate in care of Elaine McMullen Benoit; 
• 314 E. 13th St., owned by J.A. Puissegur Estate;
• 905 N. Avenue A, owned by James Clement and Delores Beverly Clement;
• 416 N. Avenue E, owned by Randy Hoffpauir; and
• unknown address on Dronet Street, owned by Cleveland JohnBaptist.
A public hearing on the above-mentioned properties will be held during a special meeting slated for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22.

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