Editorial: Growing impatience is welcome

June 6, 2014 

We are glad to see Zebulon town leaders attempting to take a hard-line approach in the sale of the dilapidated building on Arendell Avenue in Zebulon.

Former property owner Wilhelm Marsh sold the building for just a few thousand dollars just weeks before he was to meet a deadline to make repairs to the property.

The new owner, Dayana Nunez, is apparently being just as coy with the town as Marsh was during his ownership.

Problem is, the town’s rules require them to wait another couple months to give the new property owner a chance to address the problems.

As the town works and fails to reach out to Nunez, that clock is ticking, making it less and less likely Nunez will make any significant improvements to the propety.

Mayor Bob Matheny wants the town’s lawyer to rewrite the rules so the town doesn’t get stuck in similar circumstances in the future.

That’s a good approach. All of downtown needs this property fixed... and soon.

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