Kincaid addreses council

Published 11:30 am Friday, July 18, 2008

DEMOPOLIS — A Demopolis property owner told the city council that she felt she was the target of a political attack by another property owner.

Carol Kincaid, whose primary residence is in Greene County, said her property on Main Street in Demopolis had no business being on the dilapidated properties list as published late last month in The Times.

“I am falsely accused,” Kincaid told the council, adding that her inclusion on the list was “politically motivated.”

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But Kincaid said she was not afraid of consequences from the city.

“I will not be intimidated,” she said.

A July 3 letter from city attorney Rick Manley told Kincaid that she had been “determined not to cooperate” with the city’s directive for cleaning up her property. Kincaid, however, maintained that she is in a constant process of cleaning and maintaining her property.

In other business, the council:

Nominated three residents to the Governor’s Board of Equalization. The nominees were Sam Gross, Woody Collins and Charles Jones Sr.

Incumbent councilmen Collins and Jones are not seeking re-election to their elected positions.

“We don’t make this choice,” Mayor Cecil P. Williamson said. “The governor makes this choice.