East Alton acts against blight East, Alton plans action against property owners with vacant, deteriorating lots that are a nuisance to neighbors. Village Trustee Donald McPherson said the board authorized attorney Francis Manning to order the owner of seven pieces of property to repair houses and duplexes or tear them down. The properties are at 198 S. Pence, 216 Silver, 165 and 1651,6 Goulding, 193 and 193% Goulding and 195 Goulding. In another beautification move, the village hired St. Louis Landscape Architect George Dickie to plan projects at the vital services building, the municipal building and the playground. Mayor Frank Keasler and Trustee William Linkogle had met with Pride Executive Director Jack Barban, and asked for help in planning a beautification program for East Alton. Linkogle said the first -phase of beautification will be landscaping the village's two main buildings, and the lot where the former village hall stood. Then, the playground area, which runs several blocks from St. Louis Avenue on the south to Main Street to the north will be landscaped.