Delaware County to tighten junk car ordinance

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Delaware County officials are beefing up a junk car ordinance to allow for easier towing of abandoned vehicles.

County commissioners have given preliminary approval to the ordinance that aims to stop people from moving vehicles that have been tagged before they can be towed.

Commissioner Larry Bledsoe tells The Star Press that owners currently have seven days to move abandoned vehicles tagged by the county's building inspector. But they often move their vehicles to a separate property before the inspector returns on the eighth day to tow them. That forces the county to restart the enforcement clock.

The new rules are modeled after state law. They target cars left on public property and those missing crucial parts or that post a risk to pedestrians or other vehicles.

Information from: The Star Press 

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