Ector County Clarifies Junked Vehicle Pick Up 1/4/13
CBS 7 News
January 4, 2014
WEST ODESSA-After numerous complaints, Ector County clarifies their plan to pick up all junked vehicles.
Ted Yelley, an Environmental Enforcement Officer with the county, says they plan on towing junked vehicles that are parked on public property for now.
Yelley also wanted to clarify that there's no ordinance in regards to not allowing junked vehicles to be in plain view on either private, or public property, but rather there's a new policy that goes hand in hand with a state law that's been in affect for years.
The policy gives the county permission to remove what they consider to be junked vehicles that can be seen from the right of way.
The policy states, the county has the right to mark cars for towing if they’ve been abandoned or inoperable for 72 hours on public property and 30 days on private property.
Yelley says they’re not out to take peoples antique cars, they are just trying to clean up the county, and are asking the community to help them do so by either, getting rid of any junked vehicles that are visible to the public, or putting up an enclosed fence.
To see the junked vehicles policy, visit the following website: http://www.co.ector.tx.us/default.aspx?Ector_County/HealthEnvironmentalEnforcement.
Anyone who needs assistance in cleaning up their yards and getting rid of any junked vehicles can reach Yelley at (432) 498-4141.