Crumbling Brownsville wall doesn’t belong to city; repairs under way
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BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — A crumbling wall originally thought to be owned by the City of Brownsville turns out to belong to someone else. While the city initially was believed to own 18 feet of the dilapidated wall, City Attorney Mike Banks says the land where the wall is located instead belongs to a church and a family. The city already has taken bids on the repair job since it was a safety issue and hired Barden Construction, of Brownsville, to make the repairs, according to Brownsville building inspector Jerry McClinton. At this point, the city will pay for the repairs, estimated at about $53,000, McClinton said. Officials expect the job to be completed within two weeks. After the job is done, the city attorney will determine who will be responsible for reimbursing the city. It is not yet clear whether the property owners will be responsible, McClinton said.