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Under ordinance Sec 30-1, any motor vehicle is inoperable when dismantled, damaged, or is unable to start or move under its own power. Vehicles that are stored in a garage, completely screened from public view are exempt from these provisions. Some of the criteria we look at is:
a. Two or more tires are flat.
b. One or more wheels are missing.
c. The hood is raised or missing and has appeared to remain so for more than three days.
d. Weeds or grass have grown up around the vehicle.
e. Major operating components are missing or in such damaged condition so as to make the motor vehicle useless. Major operating components include but may not be limited to: windshield glass, gauges, steering wheel, tie rods, springs, drive train, gear box, rear end, or any part connected with the steering geometry of the motor vehicle or the seats are removed.
f. The vehicle has no current vehicle tags or registration.
Owners of vehicles that are found to be inoperable are given 30 days to make the necessary repairs to the vehicle or to remove it from the property.
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City Ordinance Sec 30-5 states that the grass cannot be more than 12 inches tall. Usually for first offenses, we will give a written warning as a reminder to keep the grass cut. If the grass is not taken care of or there is a subsequent complaint or violation, a citation will then be issued.
Property owners are responsible for keeping their yards mowed. If the owner lives out of the area or has the property has been abandoned, we will send a certified letter and give a due date to have the grass cut. If the owner doesn’t respond, we will have a contractor cut the grass and charge the owner for the work.
Legacy Landfill allows residents who live within the city limits to take unwanted household items, furniture, and trash to the landfill free of charge. All you have to do is provide your address to the attendant at the scale. Construction debris and hazardous items are also accepted for a fee.
As Jan 1, 2018, residents may bring tires, except Extra-large tires, in any amount to the landfill free of charge. Extra-large tires are $32.00 each. See definitions below:
“Small Tire” means a tire that has a load rating of “F” or lower and a rim size of 19” (nineteen inches) or smaller and includes low profile tires.
“Small Tire” includes a tire from any of the following vehicles:
• An automobile
• A motorcycle
• An all-terrain vehicle
• A lawn mower
• A golf cart
“Large Tire” means a tire with a rim size greater than 19” (nineteen inches) and a load rating of “F” or higher including without limitation a wide-base or extra-wide single tire.
“Extra-large Tire” means a tire that due to its size or construction is more difficult to process for recycling or disposal than a large tire and costs substantially more to process than a large tire
“Extra-large Tire” includes without limitation tires used, capable of being used, or designed to be used on any of the following vehicles of equipment
• A skid steer loader
• Excavation equipment
• A farm implement, including without limitation, a tractor
• A backhoe
• A road grader
• Industrial Equipment
• A skidder
• A heavy-duty truck used off-road for mining
“Extra-large Tire” includes a tire with a load rating of “G” or higher.