At the outset of the regular Paintsville City Council meeting for March, Mayor Bill Mike Runyon updated the public on efforts to clean up the city.

“We have a list of 27 properties that we are going to — I don’t want to use the word ‘demand,’ but we are going to ask respectfully — to be cleaned up. If they’re not, then we’re going to have to take further action,” Runyon said.

As for derelict vehicles, Runyon said progress is already being made.

“We had tagged 11 vehicles in the city limits, and of those 11, six have been removed from the streets. There’s some other issues we have to go through on the others, but we are going to get that done,” Runyon said.

Runyon said spring cleanup for residents of the city would be April 15-19, and as always, certain items will be ineligible for pickup. Residents can contact city hall at, (606) 789-2600 for complete details on which items are and are not eligible.

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