By LIZ VERLEY, Staff Writer
Landowners in Swanville who are not in compliance with the city’s ordinance regarding junk vehicles will be receiving a letter telling them to clean up their area or the city will.
Council members agreed unanimously that something needed to be done regarding junk vehicles after reviewing and adding to a list they were presented with.
According to the city’s ordinance, junk cars are vehicles that are three years or older (not licensed or in disrepair); are extensively damage with the damage including such things as broken or missing wheels, motors, drive trains or transmissions, etc.; are apparently inoperable; do not have a valid, current registration plate and/or have an approximate fair market value equal to the approximate value of the scrap in it.
The city is asking for the landowners’ cooperation, and the letter will give them a compliance date before the city takes action and has them removed at the landowner’s expense.
Anyone with questions or concerns should attend the next Council meeting, Tuesday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the issue.