Letter: Grand County should clean up junk along highway
To the Editor:
This letter is in response to Mr. Ronald Hunter’s letter in the June 12 Sky-Hi News.
First I would like to say that Grand County is the most wonderful place to spend the summer anywhere on earth, (in my opinion). The reasons for me are because of God’s beautiful creation, a good church and precious friends.
Now to the not so good part. I totally agree with Mr. Hunter that there are some properties along the Highway 34 corridor that need to be cleaned up. He said he was told that the county “won’t and can’t” do anything about it. My question is: Why won’t you and why can’t you?
It’s interesting to me that when a person wants to build or improve a home that the county is right there making sure that every “t” is crossed and every “i” is dotted. Or you won’t pass inspection. But you the county can’t take measures to have a property owner clean up his or her property? Something is not right about that!
Looks like a property owner would get a notice to clean up the property in a timely manner. If he or she refuses then the county will do it and put a lien on the property. The county can’t lose. When the property sells you will get the money back. This is the way some states handle offensive properties.
The same should apply to property owners who refuse to cut their dead trees!
If the county leaders say they can’t and won’t then someone with some courage needs to be in charge.
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