Letters to the editor: What is up with Craig Code Enforcement?
June 29, 2017
Why is it that the Code Enforcement in Craig can look the other way when we have these types of violations within our city limits? They enforce the law on some people but not on others. Maybe our elected officials need to live next door to some of these places before change will happen. Many of these violations have been ignored for years.
Examples are old campers and trailers that have sat for years. Many abandoned and some with apparent damage to the outside. Junk vehicles, some loaded with trash and junk. Many with no current registrations. Look behind homes on Heather Street, off Barclay, and on Legion Street. Cars with junk piled behind them so that the plates cannot be read. One person on Heather Street was told to let the weeds grow along his fence line so he could not see the junk and trash behind his house.
In many of these cases, trash left to rot in the backyard attracts may pests like skunks, mice and bugs like mosquitoes. This, therefore, is not just an ugly site to look at but can be a fire and health hazard as well.
Empty homes and lots are owned by someone. Some have not been cleaned up for years. Banks, realtors, and others are responsible for these properties. Just because some of these violations cannot be seen from the street, they are still hazards. A disabled vehicle sits on Legion Street with a flat tire. It has been there for over a month. 7th and Legion and 720 Legion both have violations that go unchanged. I recently hired someone to clean up my own yard because I have been having health issues and could not do it myself.
Attempts to hide these issues do not change the fact that they exist in this community. I have never smoked, yet have recently been diagnosed with breathing problems. In some cases this could be grounds for legal action against these property owners and the City of Craig. Junk and trash should not be left to rot on your property no matter if it can be seen from the street or not. Growing weeds along your fence line does not correct the problem.
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This highly sexualized agenda is being used to facilitate the submission and silence of American people. This agenda is being orchestrated by such a small minority, that we should be embarrassed that we would give up this country so easily.
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