Crestview council votes against settlement agreement on alley

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM.

Initially, Councilman Joe Blocker motioned to approve the settlement agreement, with a second motion by Hayes.

When Gordon asked what would happen if the council voted against the settlement, Miller said the alley claim would remain unsettled.

"A party could bring a civil action to obtain a judicial result," Miller said.

After much discussion, Helt requested a five-minute recess so that city clerk Betsy Roy could provide a copy of the November 1942 deed.

A warranty deed from Purl G. Adams, his wife Edna and W.R. Taylor gave the alley to the city in exchange for $10 and future considerations.

"I'm holding an official document on file with the city clerk's office ... it says this city owns that property," Helt said. 

Hayes changed his stance on the issue.

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