The Fairview City Council learned during Tuesday’s meeting that the town has been turned down for a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG).
“It was a grant to help us get stuff for police department. And they turned us down,” said Sid Oliver, mayor of Fairview. “So we didn’t get that.”
Asked what they were going to use the grant for, Oliver said, “radio, communication equipment. We were going with bulletproof vests and a few other things like that. Our main need was communication equipment.”
The grant was for $8,300.
Oliver also talked about the letters sent out to several property owners regarding the condition of their properties.
According to the agenda, 30 days was given to clean up the property. Some letters have been sent out already.
“The majority of them, we have had real good results,” he said. “Some of them, we are not getting results.”
Oliver noted the reason for the properties to be cleaned up is to beautify the town.
Residents who don’t comply, Oliver said, “will be subpoenaed to go before the judge and explain to him why they have not done anything.”
The next court date for the city is Jan. 3 at Fairview City Council.
There will be more letters sent out to other property owners, the mayor added.
“We have not done all of them (property letters), there are just a few letters that got sent out,” said Oliver. “And there will be a few more sent out this month and a few more next month.”