Members of the city council of Clinton, Oklahoma, voted unanimously last week to condemn the historic Glancy Motel along Route 66.
According to the print edition Saturday of the Weatherford Daily News, Mayor David Berrong said code enforcement officer Toby Anders had been dealing with the property for more than three years regarding violations there.
An abatement hearing had been held between the owner, city manager and city management officer, the mayor said during the city council meeting Tuesday.
The newspaper reported:
The condition of the structure was such that condemnation proceedings can take place.
At that time, the owners of the Glancy property were instructed to provide a plan of action to Mr. Anders within 30 days of the meeting, which they did not do. At that time when they did not meet the requirements that were given to them, then it is put on the city council agenda to be considered for condemnation.
Under state law, there is a 30 day period for anyone going through condemnation to do something about whatever is being condemned. There
is an appeal process which may or may not be used by the condemned. It is a district court proposition, which may or may not happen. As this proceeds and if a condemnation is judicated, the city will determine what will be done with the property.
The last listed phone number for the Glancy Motel was disconnected. The motel had a Facebook page that hadn’t been updated in nearly four years.
A woman who answered the phone at the Route 66 Cafe at the Market down the street said the motel still was open.
“If you’re wanting a room there, I would check it beforehand. That’s all I’m saying,” she said.
The story didn’t mention who the motel’s owner is, but county property records show it is owned by Swayam Properties LLC of Clinton. The Oklahoma Secretary of State lists the company’s agent is Kiran Shakta, also of Clinton.
County records also show the Glancy at 217 W. Gary Blvd. (aka Route 66) was built in 1950 and remodeled in 2007. It has a total market value of $408,000.
The Glancy Motel seemed to go into decline after a fire destroyed the iconic and adjacent Pop Hicks restaurant in 1999. The Route 66 restaurant, which lacked insurance, never was rebuilt.
(Image of the Glancy Motel in Clinton, Oklahoma, via its Facebook page)