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Resident frustrated with construction

By By ROBERT BLANKENSHIP - Managing Editor
An East Brewton resident addressed the city council Monday night regarding concerns she has with the construction of a Fred's Dollar Store near her home.
Minnie Jackson told members of the council that a fence placed between her home and Fred's was obstructing the view of traffic for people leaving her home and that the fence was not durable.
Jackson had a chain-linked fence placed in her yard, but was allegedly approached by Fred's officials who wanted to put in a new fence.
Along with being too tall, Jackson said the boards of the new fence had too much separation and that future shrinkage would only make larger cracks between the boards. She said she had spoken with Fred's officials and that they told her that they would not change the fence.
In addition to the fence, Jackson complained that the construction has covered her home and pool with dirt.
With the complaints, Jackson emphasized that she was glad Fred's was opening in East Brewton.
Mayor Terry Clark said he would speak with Fred's officials regarding the possibility of cleaning Jackson's home. He also said the city may be able to cut the fence down so that people can see oncoming traffic.
The only other business covered at the meeting was discussions regarding the cleanliness of two properties and a time change for council meetings. The council agreed unanimously to change the meeting time from 6 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., every second and fourth Monday of the month.