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Aldermen set sights on junk vehicles

Junked vehicles have been the key issue at the City of Teague Board of Aldermen meetings the past two months. On the April 19 meeting’s agenda, there were 16 possible junked vehicles as a public nuisance.

The property owners and vehicle owners had been sent a certified letter by the Teague Police Department and had time to take care of the junked vehicle prior to the issue being brought forth to the board.

Before the meeting, eight of the vehicles had been taken care of by the owners. Vehicles discussed at the meeting were located at 308 Ash St., 119 S. 9th Ave., 603 Pecan St., 603 Cypress and 504 China.

A resolution was passed designating all eight vehicles as “junked vehicles.” Owners have 10 days to take care of this issue before the City of Teague and the Teague Police Department have the right to remove the vehicle.

“The Teague Police Department is currently working on code violations regarding junk vehicles,” Chief of Police DeWayne Philpott said. “You may have noticed a green sticker placed on windows of vehicles around town. This is our first step in abatement to gain compliance with the ordinance and state law.”

The City of Teague Code of Ordinances (8.700), as well as state law (Texas Transportation Code Chapter 683, Subchapter E), define what a junk vehicle is, procedures for abatement and exemptions from having a vehicle abated.




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