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Complaints made on parking, junk vehicles

Nola Sizemore Staff Writer

October 14, 2013

Complaints were filed about overgrown hedges and cars being parked on the streets hindering traffic flow throughout the city of Lynch during a recent meeting of the city council.


Councilman Carl Collins said he is receiving complaints from residents saying cars are being parked on the streets creating a hazard to traffic. He said some are parking and taking up “half the highway.”


“I think the city has an ordinance about this,” said Collins. “I think it’s time we started enforcing this. People are even parking on the sidewalks. It’s hard for school buses and fire trucks to maneuver through these areas.”


Police Chief Drew Wilson said the city needs to post “no parking signs” throughout the city.


Mayor Johnny Adams said he and Wilson went throughout the city and spotted 45 junk cars.


Adams added he intends to send out letters about the junk vehicles to property owners. After that, he said he has someone with a “rollback” who will come and get the vehicles, hold them for a period of time and then they will be crushed.


Adams continued, saying the city’s maintenance crews had been cutting over-hanging branches and cleaning out ditch lines throughout the city. He said the work is being completed to prepare for winter.


Reach Nola Sizemore at 606-573-4510, ext. 115, nsizemore@civitasmedia.com