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City taking property owners to court
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For the past year, McMinnville Planning and Zoning Department has been cracking down on visual blight by property owners who are in violation of current city ordinances.The city sends letters regarding violations of junk vehicles, outside storage and unfit structures. However, taking property owners to court for noncompliance is something new.“I think some realized we were all bark and no bite so they would ignore the letters,” said Planning and Zoning Department manager Josh Baker. “I guess you can say we are now putting some bite into it.”By city ordinance, vehicles that do not have current tags and/ or appropriate tires and wheels are considered junk vehicles.