The sweep of the city started in the beginning of the month of April. Since then, 53 vehicles were either removed or brought into compliance, and four were turned over to the constable for legal proceedings.
The definition of a junked vehicle is a vehicle which is self-propelled and:
1. does not have lawfully attached to it an unexpired license plate; or a valid motor vehicle inspection certificate;
2. is wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled, or discarded or inoperable and has remained inoperable for more than 72 consecutive hours, if the vehicle is on public property, or 30 consecutive days, if the vehicle is on private property.
Any citizen that believes that a vehicle is a nuisance and may meet the definition of a junked vehicle is encouraged to contact City Hall at 361- 645-3454 or may visit the City Hall at 152 W. End Street and fill out a citizen request form to initiate an investigation.