City to renew focus on junk and public nuisances
October 5, 2017
At last week’s Borough Assembly meeting, members discussed stepping up abatement of public nuisances around the island.
The item came up as a priority during last month’s goal-setting workshop with recently hired city manager Lisa Von Bargen. Returning to the Assembly last Tuesday, she put it to members that she would like to see removal of junk vehicles management take higher priority.
She called back to the borough’s recent experience with the former Byford property, a privately managed junk site which after several decades of use was significantly contaminated by lead, petroleum an...