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Smiths Station to mull inoperative vehicle ordinance

SMITHS STATION, Ala. — The Smiths Station Council is expected to vote on an ordinance to regulate inoperative vehicles in the town. The proposal would limit the outdoor storage, parking of partially dismantled or non-operating motor vehicles, semi-tractors, tractor trailers, or trailers inside of city limits, unless the vehicle is being restored or repaired.

If so, a permit would be necessary. City Code Enforcement Officer Ed Adams will be responsible for enforcing the ordinance.

The ordinance is the only piece of business on the agenda for the council, which meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Smiths Station Government Center on Lee Road 430.

The fine for violating the new ordinance is set at not less than $100 and not more than $500. The purchase of a permit allows the code enforcement officer to go on to property to inspect the vehicles.