Lawrence County Commissioners approve request to vacate two alleys

BEDFORD – Monte Goen requested to vacate two alleys in Leesville that are bordered on both sides by land he owns.

A public hearing was held during the last commissioners’ meeting to address any support or concerns with vacating two alleys in Leesville. No one spoke for or against the request.

But County Surveyor Corey Allen was not present at that public hearing so the commissioners delayed their vote on the request until Tuesday, because they would like Allen’s opinion before making a decision.

This morning, Allen told the commissioner there was no reason not to put the “property back on the tax rolls”.

He added Goen has been upkeeping what use to be Washington Street by putting gravel on the road and the county has no need for the road.

“There are also four other roads to the area,” Allen added.

The commissioners also approved a contract with Bunger Roberts Law Firm for Brawley Capitol Medical LLC which is purchasing Dr. George Sorrells former office and the property the building sets own that is currently owned by the county at 1614 25th Street.

In 2011, the county acquired the land from the sale of Dunn Memorial Hospital but Brawley Capitol Medicall LLC needed to acquire a four-year lease for the land from the county.