part of an effort to improve the quality of life and the appearance
of our city, The Corning Police Department is responsible
for the cleaning up abandoned, junk, wrecked, and inoperative
vehicles from the city. In the past, the department has towed
cars only from the roadway, but at the urging of the City
Council and the City Manager, we are expanding our efforts
to include private property.
other words, any inoperative cars or hulks that are parked
or stored on private property may be in violation of CMC
10.32.060, and may be subject to towing.
may receive this introductory
letter from an officer, or this more formal
letter in the mail.
envisioned by the City Council, and as written in the Corning
Municipal Code, the removal of blighted vehicles witll make
your neighborhood a safer place. It will make your property
values go up, and it will improve the appearance of the whole
assigned to this task have been directed to excercise flexibility.
While it’s true that we can legally tow a nuisance car
in just ten days, we are much more interested in working with
you to find a solution. We can provide information, advice,
or just more time to solve the problem. Our main goal is dealing
with cars that are obviously abandoned - affectionately known
as "spider motels".
car is on private property. How can this be anybody else's
in a city, we all agree to cooperate with each other.
It's unlawful to engage in activities that damage the
community or antagonize our neighbors.
||I have a "non-op"
from the DMV. Doesn't that allow me to store my car anywhere?
||A non-op only
makes it illegal for you to have your car on the street.
||I can't afford
to have my car towed right now.
We'll try and work out a schedule that we can both live
||My car is
insured and registered. Is it towable?
states that the car must be operational. Does it start?
Is it ever used? Is it safe to operate? Is it wrecked
or dismantled? We'll look at all the factors and come
up with a reasonable conclusion.
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