By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough to consider enforcement options for derelict vehicles


Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell police are receiving an increasing number of calls about derelict vehicles parked around town, particularly from neighbors who don't appreciate seeing the rusting metal across from their home.

In recent months, the borough has been getting a higher number of complaints about derelict vehicles sitting idle in the community's yards. The outcry has motivated officials to take a look at their options for clearing up the junk - a borough assembly work session on code enforcement is scheduled for July 25.

"We've been getting a lot of complaints," said Police Chief Radke, not just about cars, but about boats, old appliances, unusable lumber and other junk that's been sitting out for years. The department gets calls about the issue weekly - often from disgruntled neighbors who would prefer...

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