New London should crack down on unregistered, unused vehicles
In the City of New London there are well over 4,000 motor vehicles (including those with for sale signs parked on front lawns) that are paying no taxes because of the lack of enforcement of the New London Property Maintenance Code Ordinance #07-06-04026 Sec 302.8 Motor vehicles.
Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.
Exception: A vehicle of any type is permitted to undergo major overhaul, including bodywork, provided that such work is performed inside a structure or similarly enclosed area designed and approved for such purposes.
With the fines of up to $100 a day for general violations and up to $250 a day if the city sends a case to Superior Court for a criminal prosecution, it is time to use them (the inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle) as an income source.
Besides solving a growing blight issue, consider the income of this revenue source.
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