21 warned for derelict vehicles

Staff writer

After receiving several inquiries about people parking vehicles on lawns, city administrator Roger Holter was curious to see how many residents were in violation of current vehicle ordinances.

He asked Marion police to look for violations while patrolling Thursday. Officers found 21 throughout town.

“Most were vehicles without tags or expired tags,” Holter said. “Some were vehicles that hadn’t been moved in 30 days.”

Current ordinances ban cars parked on property within the city limits that aren’t current on tags, in-operable, and have sat in any location other than a driveway for more than 30 days. In operable cars stored on property must be in buildings or placed behind fencing or screening to keep it from public view.

Letters were sent to residents informing them of the violation.

The question of car parking came up during discussions of city code by Marion City Council.

 

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