Trustees discuss junk vehicle law

Trustees research ways to toughen up junk vehicle resolution

By Melanie Yingst -

CONCORD TWP. — On Tuesday, Concord Township trustees discussed modifying its junk vehicle resolution.

Following a complaint about a junk vehicle in the township, law enforcement authorities reported that the vehicle was in operable condition and properly registered despite visible body damage and did not violate any zoning laws regarding junk vehicles.

Trustee Tom Mercer said there was nothing further the township could do and he would report to the reporting party about the status of the complaint.

Trustee Don Pence said he contacted the city of Troy since the vehicle was located near the city limit line. Pence said the only difference between the township and city ordinance regarding junk vehicles was that the city requires vehicles to be parked on a hard surface at all times.

Mercer said the township should continue to seek more information on how to modify its resolution regarding junk vehicles. Mercer said he has spoke to law enforcement, county officials and the Ohio Township Trustee Association about its legal options.

“I think we need to tweak our resolution. I think we need to more closely associate ourselves with what the sheriff does in responding to those complaints,” Mercer said.

Mercer said it may take some time to research how to modify its junk vehicle resolution and would report back to the trustees at the next meeting.

Trustees also approved a 3 percent wage increase for its part-time and full-time staff to begin on Jan. 1.

Trustees also approved to establish the summer staff wage at $8.10.

Two township residents said they appreciated the township’s brush and leaf pick-up service and praised the township staff for their service.

Old business included the county’s traffic stuff on Lincolnshire Drive for assessment of a four-way stop. The trustees also transferred $10,000 from the general fund to the road and bridge fund.

The next meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at the township building on Horizon West Court, Troy.

Trustees research ways to toughen up junk vehicle resolution

By Melanie Yingst

Reach Melanie Yingst at or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

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