Property owners address pothole issues near City Liquor and Green Village

Friday, November 30, 2018
According to the city’s GIS map (above), Buchanon’s property line (red) ends just toward the end of the bridge connecting City Liquor’s parking lot with the rear entrance of Green Village property, which is owned by Union Port Associates LLC. Potholes identified by the State Gazette are denoted in blue.
State Gazette photo/ provided by the City of Dyersburg

RACHEL TOWNSEND

rtownsend@stategazette.com

Multiple large potholes located on side roads connecting Green Village Shopping Center to CVS and the parking area of City Liquor have raised concerns over public safety.

On Thursday, Nov. 29, Dyersburg Mayor John Holden confirmed, via City of Dyersburg GIS maps, that the two properties in question were owned by two non-affiliated entities: Brandon Buchanon of Buchanon Realty Group of Jackson and Union Port Associates LLC.

Pictured are photos taken of the potholes on Wednesday, Nov. 28.
State Gazette photos/ Rachel Townsend

“Based on the information I have been provided, the potholes in question are located on private property, and that property is not owned by the City of Dyersburg,” stated Holden in a telephone interview. “It is the responsibility of the property owner to repair them. Based on the GIS map I have been provided, Union Port Associates LLC and Brandon Buchanon of Buchanon Realty Group have been identified as the owners of the properties in question.”

This current situation with potholes being located on private property rings familiar, as a similar situation involving large potholes occurred back in April of this year on property owned by the Dyersburg Mall, which was falsely assumed by many as belonging to the City of Dyersburg.

Buchanon is the current owner of the shopping complex in which City Liquor is located, and only purchased the property recently.

The large pothole located on the Buchanon property near City Liquor (above) was filled on Thursday (below), following numerous attempts made by State Gazette in an effort to reach out to the property owner.

Multiple attempts were made by the State Gazette to contact Buchanon for a statement regarding the pothole located on his property. As of Thursday, Nov. 29, phone calls and text messages were left unreturned; however, the pothole located on Buchanon’s property was observed being fixed by private contractors late Thursday evening.

Michelle Evans, property manager for Union Port Associates LLC, released the following statement addressing potholes located on the property of Union Port Associates:

“[Union Port Associates LLC] thought all of the potholes located on its property were filled back in September of this year. If any of the potholes now in question happen to be on Union Port Associates property, we will be happy to address those. In previous correspondence with City of Dyersburg officials, we were informed the potholes were not on our property, so there is obviously some confusion about where the property lines run. Had we known otherwise, they would have been fixed in September, along with the others. My next plan is contacting a property surveyor to ensure the potholes are within our property boundaries.”

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  • Guess they missed others located on the property belonging to Mr.Brandon Buchanon of Buchanon Realty Group. Such as the large/deep one located directly in front of Big Lots, in the parking area for the store. Or is that area of the lot Big Lots problem to fix? Either way, it'd be nice if it cld get repaired as well. It's very hard to see @ night ~ not very hard 2 feel once ur tire gets swallowed up in it tho!

    -- Posted by Hadley007 on Sat, Dec 1, 2018, at 1:04 AM
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