Cairo's mayor wants to clean up city - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Cairo's mayor wants to clean up city

Posted: Updated:
Mayor Tyrone Coleman Mayor Tyrone Coleman
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Creal Springs man sentenced in man's death

    Creal Springs man sentenced in man's death

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:46:10 GMT
    A Creal Springs man convicted of involuntary man slaughter has learned his fate.
    A Creal Springs man convicted of involuntary man slaughter has learned his fate.
  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:39:20 GMT
    More than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government to run their health insurance markets under President Barack Obama's health care law must decide if they want to take a crack at it themselves. Time...
    More than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government to run their health insurance markets under President Barack Obama's health care law must decide if they want to take a crack at it themselves. Time is...
  • Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide

    Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:33:26 GMT
    The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq has won a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.
    The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq has won a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.
CAIRO, IL (KFVS) -

Tearing down or cleaning up burned out or abandoned buildings is just one of the things on a 'to do' list for Cairo's mayor.

He's pushing a new plan to clean up his town.

Mayor Tyrone Coleman says his city needs a new look and he is taking steps to do just that.

He's made tearing down abandoned homes one of the main goals for his second year in office.

The city received an economic development grant to demolish more than 60 homes and commercial buildings in Cairo to make way for progress.

"We'll be able to bring those properties back on the tax roll," Coleman said. "It's another means of revenue for the city.  As well as I said earlier, beautifying the city, uplifting the city to make it more attractive for added residents, as well as businesses hopefully."

The mayor says once those dilapidated, condemned or burned out buildings are torn down. All that'll be left is an empty lot.

Coleman says they're not ready yet, but down the road the city will sell those empty lots to people looking to rebuild Cairo.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.