Public Notice – Abandoned Car Ordinance

Meeting gavelThe Town of Littleton is aware of several Abandoned / Junked / Nuisance Vehicles, as described in Chapter 94 as amended in the Town of Littleton Town Ordinances, are located throughout the town.

These vehicles (Definitions below) are a violation of Town Ordinances and the vehicle owners, and land owners where the vehicles are located, are subject to civil and criminal penalty should the vehicles remain in their current condition.

If any vehicle as described above is located within the town limits and is not removed within 30 days of the sending of this notice, procedures will be taken to cite the responsible parties and, if necessary, the vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

Anyone receiving a letter at the end of those 30 days stating they are a responsible party has a right to appeal that decision before a magistrate by notifying the Town Clerk in writing.  If you wish to appeal the decision after a vehicle has been towed the same process applies.

If the town removes a vehicle which you are responsible for, the following conditions must be met before it can be released:  Proof of ownership must be provided, towing and storage fees must be paid (according to the towing companies policies), and the vehicle may not be placed so as to continue to violate the conditions of Chapter 94 of the Town Ordinances.

We at the Town of Littleton appreciate any and all cooperation with this matter.


Definitions:
ABANDONED VEHICLE: As authorized and defined in section G.S. ~160A-303, an ABANDONED VEHICLE is one that:
1. Is left upon a public street or highway in violation of a law or ordinance prohibiting parking; or
2. Is left on a public street or highway for longer than seven days; or
3. Is left on property owned or operated by the Town for longer than twenty-four (24) hours; or
4. Is left on private property without the consent of the owner, occupant or lessee thereof, for longer than two (2) hours.

JUNKED MOTOR VEHICLE: As authorized and defined in section G.S.~160A-303.2, the term JUNKED MOTOR VEHICLE means a vehicle that does not display a current license plate upon that vehicle and that:
1. Is partially dismantled or wrecked;
2. Cannot be self-propelled or moved’ in the manner in which it originally was intended to move;
3. Is more than five years old and appears to be worth less than $100.

NUISANCE VEHICLE: A vehicle on public or private property that is determined and declared to be a health or safety hazard, a public nuisance, and unlawful, including a vehicle found to be:
1. A breeding ground or harbor for mosquitoes, other insects, rats or other pests; or
2. A point of heavy growth of weeds or other noxious vegetation over eight (8) inches in height; or
3. A Point of collection of pools or ponds of water; or
4. A Point of concentration of quantities of gasoline, oil or other flammable or explosive materials as evidenced by odor; or
5. One which has areas of confinement, such as trunks, hoods, etc., which cannot be operated from inside the area of confinement; or
6. One so situated or located that there is a danger of it falling or turning over; or
7. One which is a point of collection of garbage, food waste, animal waste, or any other rotten or putrescible matter of any kind; or
8. One which has sharp parts thereof which are jagged or contain sharp edges of metal, glass; or
9. Any other vehicle specifically declared a health and safety hazard and a public nuisance by the Town Board.

Yard Debris Pickup for Late October

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Yard waste collection will begin October 31st, 2016. This does not include loose leaves.

Yard Waste collection is contracted out by the town and delays are caused by the contractor’s work schedule and ability to collect and dispose of the debris when the ground is muddy or due to weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

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Loose Leaf Pickup

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Loose leaf collection will begin in November, 2016.  Bagged leaves and piles of leaves put out prior to November will not be picked up.

The loose leaf pickup schedule will be announced at a later date.

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Yard Debris Pickup for October

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Due to the rainy weather during the past two weeks, yard waste collection will be the week of October 3rd, 2016. Yard Waste collection is contracted out by the town and delays are caused by the contractors work schedule and ability to collect and dispose of the debris when the ground is muddy.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

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Cemetery cleanup

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Weeds growing up in shrubbery have been tagged with yellow tape.  Those weeds will be removed.

No shrubbery will be cut if the weeds growing up in the shrubbery can be removed without cutting the shrubbery.

Thank you,
Sylvia Alston, Cemetery Commissioner
9/26/2016

 

Work Session – October 25

Meeting gavelTuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00am at Town Hall.

The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Littleton will hold a work session on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00am at the Town Hall, 112 E. South Main Street. This is in addition to the regularly scheduled work session on Tuesday, October 18.

 

Public Hearing – Hazard Mitigation Plan – Sept 20

Meeting gavelTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:00am at Town Hall.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Littleton Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on September 20, 2016 at 10:00 am, at the Littleton Town Hall to discuss the Halifax/Northampton Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Following the public hearing, the Board will consider adoption of the plan. All citizens are encouraged to attend.

A copy of the plan is available for public review at the following web address: http://www.halifaxnorthamptonhmp.org/plan-documents.html. The public is encouraged to review the draft plan.

For questions and/or additional information, please contact Town Clerk Wanda Clark at 252-586-2709.