Corinth wants neighborhoods rid of junk vehicles

By The Associated Press

CORINTH — The city of Corinth has begun notifying property owners to get rid of junk vehicles.

Code Enforcement Officer Kim Ratliff tells the Daily Corinthian that property owners who receive letters have 30 days to remove or properly conceal the junk vehicles to avoid further action.

She says the largest number of junk cars is in western Corinth.

A city ordinance makes it illegal for a residential area to have more than one “junk” vehicle, which is defined as a vehicle which does not have a current Mississippi inspection sticker and license plate or is inoperable. Trailers, campers and boats are also included.

The ordinance also requires a junk vehicle to be kept behind opaque fencing or landscaping that completely blocks the view of the vehicle from all surrounding property.