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City following correct path in addressing junk vehicles

Brookhaven aldermen are taking a closer look at what to do aboutjunk, unattended or abandoned vehicles in the community.

Results of an unscientific DAILY LEADER online poll indicatesupport for the latest board effort. More than 91 percent ofrespondents agreed the city board should pursue tougher laws on theissue.

City Attorney Joe Fernald said officials have been “down theroad before” and the situation is complicated.

Private property rights are a concern and should be considered.But when junk vehicles and other eyesores become roadblocks on thepath to a beautiful, well-kept community, then it is time forsomething to be done.