Town of River Falls: Abandoned vehicles, dog complaints, fire call charges discussedResident Jake Mueller at W7986 Hwy. 29 was present at last week’s River Falls Town Board meeting to discuss the issue of abandoned cars on his property.
By: Patricia Huber, correspondent, River Falls Journal
Resident Jake Mueller at W7986 Hwy. 29 was present at last week’s River Falls Town Board meeting to discuss the issue of abandoned cars on his property.
The Board received several complaints from neighbors regarding junked vehicles with missing license plates. Mueller was unsure of how many vehicles he has in total but did say that six of the cars are registered and licensed.
When asked why he has so many broken down vehicles, Mueller replied “I get a good deal on vehicles for body parts.” Chairwoman Diana Smith stated that according to a town ordinance, an abandoned car cannot remain on the property for more than 7 days.
Mueller was told that if he is operating a salvage yard at his residence, the business would require a permit. “Salvage yards must meet strict regulations; if you don’t meet them you are in violation of the ordinance,” said Supervisor Brad Mogen.
Mueller finally agreed to have all the cars licensed and registered. “Remedial action must be taken because you are out of compliance and all vehicles are to be licensed and registered by mid August,” said Supervisor Tom Sitz. Smith asked that Mueller notify her once he complies with the request.
Read more in the print edition of the June 25 River Falls Journal.
Pat Huber can be reached at Phuber0722@gmail.com
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