Lineville's town council gets tough
Mayor Jack Shields reported that residents receiving citations for violating the city’s junk vehicle ordinance had court appearances recently. The case against Jill Allpress was dismissed because she had moved her vehicles. John Kirsch received an extension because he is building a containment wall around his property. However, Shields said he was told he must move the trailers inside that contained area. Leeland Saxton never showed up, according to Shields. Monte Dilliner was fined $200 with $100 of that suspended on the grounds that he have his property cleaned up by Sept. 28. According to Shields, Dilliner had done some cleaning. “Would you say we’re making progress?” asked Snow. “I’d say, yes, we’re making some progress,” said Shields. “It’s been quite a while coming, but at least we’re making progress.” The morning of the court appearances, Clerk Brandy Shriver borrowed a digital camera and took pictures of each of the locations.
Fined $200 for using a public street for your own private auto demolition business? What a deal! That's cheaper than rent in a lot of places, and if the city gives you that much leniency for that long, you could have a thriving business by then.
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Last month, Snow was absent but sent copies of other cities’ ordinance that name certain dog breeds vicious. “Can we name out breeds you can ban?” he asked. “I hate to have to deem a dog vicious after it bites some kid’s face off. You don’t think about it until you get on in your backyard and have to worry about your kids playing out back.” Shields pointed out that his daughter was once bitten badly by a cur dog. Council members agreed that any breed of dog can be vicious.
Cur? The last time I heard that word was in the movie Tombstone, when Wyatt Earp calls down hell on one of the cowboys.
Any dog can be vicious? Not sure if a toy dachshund or a chihuahua would be included in this...
Anyway, that's all for now from our border town friends.