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Greenwood Proposes Ordinance to get Rid of Dismantled Vehicles

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GREENWOOD. Del.- If you've driven in Greenwood, you've probably noticed some dismantled vehicles in the front and back yards of neighbors. But the Town of Greenwood is saying no more, and is proposing an ordinance that prohibits neighbors from storing these vehicles in their yards.

Town Manager Hal Godwin says the town had an ordinance in the past, but the ordinance didn't give people the appropriate time needed to remove their vehicles. Now, the town hopes by making changes to their law, the town and neighbors can work together to find a solution.

"We'll give them a written notice and give them five days to address the problem. The first thing they need to do is contact us and let us know they got the notice and they're aware of it, and they're going to remove the car or truck," Godwin said. 

Some people are happy the town is taking steps to keep the area looking as nice as it can. 

"If you have a really nice property and it's next to a junk yard, or a junk place, you're not going to get what you should get for it," Louanne Williamson, who lives nearby said. 

But others say they shouldn't have to remove their cars just because they're inoperable--some cars have sentimental value. 

"Over here is my husband's father's, he passed away," Deborah Layton said. "At first the truck was his uncle's, and then his dad got it, and then it went to my husband's brother, and then my husband got it. So it means a lot," she said. 

The town plans to vote and possibly adopt the ordinance Tuesday at its council meeting. 

 

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