Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Meeting with Tent City Missions, One Week Extension

 

EXTENSION granted tentPADUCAH, KY (12/14/11) – This morning Mayor Bill Paxton, City Manager Jeff Pederson, and other City of Paducah staff met with Michele Thomas of Tent City Missions to discuss legal options for the folks currently living in the area of Paducah known as Tent City. Tent City is located on City of Paducah and private property at the end of Tennessee Street. Several homeless people have chosen to set up tents on the properties. Property owners recently signed trespassing complaints requesting the City’s assistance.
 
After much discussion, the City of Paducah has granted Tent City Missions a one-week extension on the notice to vacate the private properties. The prior deadline was noon today. Mayor Bill Paxton says, “The City has a heart. We are not the bad guy here. But there are State and local laws that need to be followed. We need to respect the rights and wishes of the private property owners.” City Manager Jeff Pederson says, “The one week extension is in response to the efforts being made to comply with the State and City regulations and the efforts that are being made to find better living conditions for the people staying in the woods. I am pleased that progress is being made.”
 
As a condition of the one week extension, the City requests the removal of the large tents that had been erected on the properties. City Manager Jeff Pederson says, “The critical first step is to remove the large tents that contain the wood burning stoves. They are a life-safety issue and against the code of ordinances.”
 
Michele Thomas confirmed to the City that the extra week will allow her and Tent City Missions to work to find alternate housing for those living in Tent City. City staff also explained that moving the smaller tents to another location was not an option as using portable storage buildings or tents as residences is not allowed under the Kentucky Building Code and the Kentucky Residential Code.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Pam Spencer

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Set for Feb. 7 at MCHS

BENTON, Ky. (1/26/15) — The Fourth Annual Marshall County Special Olympics "Winter Blast" Basketball Tournament will be… Read More

MCCH Offers Free Screenings at the Love Your Heart Health Screening Event on Feb. 6

MURRAY, Ky. (1/25/15) — Murray-Calloway County Hospital encourages you to Love Your Heart in recognition of American… Read More

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 8436

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 20, 2015 7254

Bridal, Prom, Pageant Expo Planned for February…

in Hopkins News by Dana Brown
January 22, 2015 7091

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 5855

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 23, 2015 5630

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 22, 2015 5408

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 21, 2015 4837

Man Arrested after Allegedly Nodding off on Baby…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 23, 2015 4443

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 25, 2015 4140

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 22, 2015 3667

Local Family Business Changes Hands

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 25, 2015 4140

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 26, 2015 2533

Man Goes to Jail after Allegedly Attacking Family

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 25, 2015 2326

UPDATE: Two Die, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Dispatcher Dustin Staves
January 25, 2015 2057

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 26, 2015 1895

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 25, 2015 1649

Kynect Enrollment Climbs as Countdown to Feb. 15…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
January 25, 2015 1641

Market Commentary - Jan. 25, 2015

in Top News For All Sites by Randall L. Franklin
January 25, 2015 1511

March 20-22 Women's Retreat: 'Holiness in Family…

in Owensboro News by Jennifer Kaminski
January 25, 2015 1387

Dave Says - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey
January 25, 2015 1374

Legislator's Log - Week of Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flr subscribevideoitunessocial rss