Car dealer wants Scott City to police 'junk' vehicles

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Car dealer Betty Jackson wants Scott City to go after other car dealers who have turned their property into "eyesores."

Jackson told the Scott City City Council Monday night that several dealers are offering "junk" vehicles "that don't even look like cars."

She also pointed out that in some cases cars are being regularly sold on private parking lots. She said those people should be required to buy a license and insurance just as she does.

"If they want a car lot, let them be a car lot," she said.

Councilman Norman Brant concurred with Jackson's assessment that "some of the cars look like they belong in a junkyard."

The council members told Jackson they will investigate.

Fire chief Jay Cassout told the council that homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the storms, tornadoes and flooding that began May 4 have until July 4 to file an application for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The phone number to call to begin the application process is 1 (800) 621-3362.

In other business, the city authorized the Bootheel Planning Commission to prepare an all-hazard natural mitigation plan for the city. The plan is required for the state and communities to qualify for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program established by the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

335-6611, extension 182

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