Moreland Council requiring all complaints be writtenBy W. WINSTON SKINNER
Complaints have to be in writing.
When the Moreland Town Council meets again on July 3, that simple policy is expected to make council meetings run more smoothly. The council made the policy starkly clear at their June meeting in the Town Hall at the Moreland Mill.
Town Attorney Mark Mitchell said he would need more information "to see what their issues are" before he could offer an opinion.
Councilman Dick Ford asked if the property had been condemned, and Evans said he did not think so.
"I would like for us to get these complaints in writing," Councilman Jeff Burgess said.
Ford said he, in fact, thought that was a policy the council had adopted several months ago. He said the idea is for someone "to make a complaint in writing" that can go to Evans. Evans can either handle the issue or bring it to the council "if it needs our input," Ford said.
Evans agreed to talk to people with concerns about the mobile home. Ford requested that he ask them to be specific about the issues.
Ford said the council needs more than a vague rumor to take action. "There needs to be some meat to it," he said.
Burgess said the council needs enough information to know whether or not the city should take action. "We may not want to get involved in it," he said.
Getting the complaints in writing is "the way we need to go on all these things," Ford said. The council moved summarily past two items on the June agenda that issued from complaints that were not written.
The next Moreland Town Council meeting will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall in the Moreland Mill.