Sunnyside Heights, as far as its adoption and repaving by the city of McMinnville, has been a long wait that’s almost over.
According to city attorney Tim Pirtle in an update to the McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday, he has received a verbal agreement the necessary deed will be signed by JRN, the corporation that owns Kentucky Fried Chicken and property on Sunnyside Heights.
“I spoke with Clay Neal from JRN last Thursday, exchanging emails,” said Pirtle. “They are going to use their survey engineer description instead of our survey description for their deed. He promised me we would have their deed within two weeks. That was Thursday. The separate deed from all the local landowners is signed and in my office and ready for delivery.”
Pirtle said he was provided a copy of the survey engineer’s deed and he doesn’t foresee a problem with making that change.
Alderman Everett Brock asked how fast pothole patching can be done when the final deed is in hand.
“As fast as we can do it,” said city administrator Bill Brock.
Aldermen Ben Newman says he’s heard complaints about why the street has not been paved.
“There are some property owners who don’t understand why it hasn’t been paved,” said Newman. “We don’t have title to the property yet. We can’t pave it until we get that.”
Pirtle says he can deliver the signed deed from all the local landowners to the mayor while he waits on JRN to send the deed pertaining to its property.
“I can deliver the deed from the local property owners to the mayor this week. That is all the property from the motel down to the former Cantrell Marine, which is now owned by JRN, along with the pizza place (Papa Johns),” said Pirtle. “Those two tracts are owned by JRN and that’s why their deed is coming separately.”
City officials previously voted to adopt the street with the stipulation the deeds must be signed by all property owners and registered.