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The Monroe Town Council discussed how to tackle city ordinance violations during their monthly meeting Thursday.
According to Town Marshal Dio Hernandez, communication has been made with at least six property owners in an attempt to have them clean up their properties. Hernandez said two homes are forclosure properties and he will make contact with the banks that own the property.
At the June meeting, concerns were voiced about properties having overgrown grass and trash in the yards. “Some properties have become public safety issues, causing racoons and rats to take up residence,” Hernandez said.
A violation of the city ordinance, introduced in 1973, could result in a $200 daily fine and up to 30 days in jail. “The first step is making contact with the property owners,” Hernandez said.
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