Sunday, June 22, 2014

Springfield can’t act on junkyard complaint

The Select Board told a local couple it could do nothing about their claim that a neighbor was running a salvage yard.
http://rutlandherald.com/article/20140622/THISJUSTIN/706229940

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  1. How about the "junk yard" of cars on North Main St in Springfield? The homeowners in the area were given a copy of a letter that was sent to the owner of all those cars, stating that they needed to clean up their yard or be fined. Well, that was years ago and nothing has happened. The property is tiny and there are at least 11 cars parked there daily. The road in front of the home is stained with oil that had leaked out of the junks. Numerous complaints have been sent to the town manager as well as the town attorney and NOTHING has been done. I do not understand why people like this and the one in this story are allowed to continue to do this? Its an eye soar! I keep my yard looking nice, I spend a lot of time and money making my home and yard look nice but when homes like these are sitting in the middle of a nice neighborhood, it makes the whole neighborhood look bad! The town NEEDS to crack down on people like this, why continue to allow them to do this without consequences? Springfield, grow "a pair" and DO something!! If you send a letter stating that you will start fining unless cleaned up, then DO IT, stop making "threats" you have no intention on backing up!

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    1. how about a letter to the EPA about possible contamination hazard. There are plenty of state ordinances that deal with this issue. Health and safety violations as well.

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    2. Good idea....there has to be someone who will listen! The town does NOTHING!

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    3. epa has been there and found nothing to fine them about

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    4. Sorry, but I have a hard time believing that the EPA would find nothing there. The cars leak oil, its all in the roadway, u cant miss it! There are gas cans thrown around, there are car batteries sitting everywhere.

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    5. Looks like there is a collection of car tires along with the hoard of cars too. SMH

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    6. As someone that has dealt with the EPA, from Burlington to Boston, one thing I can tell you for certain, they're a bunch of incompetent HACKS! They write inaccurate reports and count the days till retiring with their FAT pensions.

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  2. Junkies uptown junkies downtown, they all allowed to do their thing in Springfield.

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  3. maybe larow should buy it at tax sale

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  4. Springfield seems to have given up on insuring our town looks halfway descent.

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  5. This story, as well as the first comment to the story show a continuing pattern of just plain incompetence and indifference on the part of our selectman and other officials who apparently keep hoping the "problem will go away". I have a better idea, let's get some towing companies to leave these wrecks in front of our local officials' houses and see how quickly they might decide that this is a problem that really deserves their undivided attention!

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    1. I live in the North Main St area and I have complained for years over the "car hoarder". I like the idea of getting all those cars moved over to the town officials homes, let them look at it day in and day out. I bet things would change quickly then!

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  6. As usual excuses and excuses why NOT to act on anything.

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  7. I thought this was America......

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    1. Springfield = 'Merica

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