Town of Pulaski modifies, enforces ordinances to keep community clean and attractive

New River Valley News

PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) — Recently, the Town of Pulaski leadership has put a large focus on reviewing ordinances that are intended to keep the community clean and well-kept. Certain existing ordinances have been modified as a result. New ordinances have also been created.

Inoperable Vehicle Ordinance

Carla Hodge, the Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Pulaski, has been reviewing reported inoperable vehicles within town limits and has made progress with approximately 185 vehicle owners to date. Any towing of inoperable vehicles is done entirely at the expense of the vehicle owner; there is no cost to the town.

One of the more notable compliance issues has stemmed from the vehicle site located on Route 11. When enforcement of this ordinance was executed relative to that site, the owner relocated the vehicles to 1601 Bob White Boulevard, which caused that site to be in violation of the ordinance as well.

Last year, the Town began towing these inoperable vehicles as a result of their violation of Town
Ordinance 38-141 (et seq). Unfortunately, the owner continues to return these inoperable vehicles back to the two mentioned sites leaving them outside and thus in continued violation of this ordinance.

As with all situations where the Town becomes aware of violations, our Code Enforcement Officer will continue to review and engage with respective property owners to effect compliance with Town ordinances.

Graffiti Ordinance

Hodge also continues to review violations of the Graffiti Ordinance Town-wide, and has made progress with three landowners.

One violation has taken more time to resolve than others, but the town will continue to work towards resolving this instance and others for the continued betterment of our community.

Town officials would like to remind residents that they will use the proper legal means to address these issues across the entire community; no one individual or entity is singled out. Officials encourage all citizens to report any vehicles believed to be inoperable, any instances of graffiti, and any other code violations that they believe to be a detriment to the Town.

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