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Do you have any stories or is always The Town Next Door TM ?... growing number of counties across the nation, is cracking down on property owners who have resisted cleaning up despite warnings, fines and even jail sentences.
Some have adopted laws enabling officials to remove yard waste and junk cars and bill the owners. Those who don't pay may have liens placed against their property.
Pierce County, Wash., a national leader in personal-property abatement. The county removed 661 vehicles from one place and 80 from the property of another man who then began accumulating more, said Yvonne Reed, code enforcement supervisor for the program, called Pierce County Responds: http://www.piercecountywa.org