ATLANTIC CITY ADMINISTRATOR URGING RESIDENTS TO CLEAN UP JUNK
(Atlantic) Atlantic City Administrator Doug Harris is addressing numerous complaints of junk cars, junk in yards and unsafe buildings.
“It is against the ordinance to accumulate junk and debris in your yard and there is a fine. It’s $250 for the 1st offense, $500 for the second, $1,000 for the third, plus court costs,” said Harris. “So I’m trying to go through, talk to people notify them, and try to get them to clean up so we don’t have to go through those processes and fines. The key here is not trying to fine people, but to just try to get things cleaned up.”
Harris says he is amazed at the amount of vehicles parked around town that have expired license plates.
“I was really surprised by the number of vehicles out there that aren’t currently licensed and I’ve been told the best practice is unless a neighbor complains we don’t follow up, but there are a lot of them.”
It is unclear whether those vehicles sitting on people’s property with expired license plates should be considered junk vehicles.