Commissioners pass an ordinance to vacate two alleys in Leesville

BEDFORD – Monte Goen requested to vacate two alleys in Leesville that are bordered on both sides by land he owns in Leesville. The commissioners Tuesday morning passed an ordinance approving that request.

A public hearing was held last month 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 because they would like Allen’s opinion before making a decision. At the last commissioners’ meeting, Allen told the commissioners 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.