What is standing in the way of city work crews from cleaning up vacant lots? That would be some padlocks slap on fences around those lost. However, a local Councilman is hoping to change all that. Second District rep Kenyatta Johnson recently introduced a measure which will help the Community Life Improvement Program a great deal. It’s simple: If a work crew comes upon a vacant lot with a locked fence they can clip the lock and get to work.
“It gives them the authority to pop the lock,” Johnson said. “They’ll go in, clean up the site, they’ll bill the owner and then put another lock back on and lock the gate back up. Hopefully this will serve as an incentive for slum landlords to get their act together. Because we can’t tolerate these types of negative eyesores.”
There might be some questions about the legality of this measure but it appears that the needs of the community will take precedence over a derelict landlord.
“We’re talking about protecting people’s rights,” said Johnson. “But at the same time, people have the right to live in a clean neighborhood. So because you own four or five lots, and you’re not taking care of those lots, you’re letting people dump on those lots, why should I live among your filth?”
This brings up the question of what is standing in the way of you cleaning up all the clutter around your home? Maybe you just need to dedicate the time for a good cleaning. Getting ready for holiday guests is a perfect motivator. However, when it comes to moving out those bigger pieces of junk you might need help. You’ll find that help when you call Junk King Bucks County.
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