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Our thoughts: Major Eyesores
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If, like us, you are sick and tired of driving around our beautiful city and seeing lots with abandoned, rusty cars on them, or lots where cars are being stored aren’t cleaned anymore, creating a major eyesore, there is something you can do about it.

First, you can ask the offending neighbor to clean up his lot. If he refuses, you need to report this zoning violation to the city of Covington.

It’s the city’s responsibility to enforce their own ordinances; if the offending violator of the ordinance does not clean up the junk that he has created, he can be fined up to $1,000 for each violation.

We expect the city to follow up on any complaint. If you feel they have not addressed your concern within a reasonable time, please feel free to contact us at The News. We will help you get an answer.

The city of Covington is too beautiful to have these type of eyesores around. The people who do not care enough to keep up their property should have more pride for their own property and they should be concerned by the varmints that such trash attracts. We feel they deserve to be fined until they clean their property.

The first place the city should investigate is the corner of Lassiter and Puckett in Nelson Heights. The cars are piled on this lot in such a manner that they block the "Welcome to Nelson Heights" sign.

How could anyone be proud of that?

The Law:


16.32.100 Inoperative vehicles.

A. Any automobile, truck, vehicle or trailer of any kind or type, without a valid license plate attached thereto, shall not be parked or stand on any private property or public roads and is found to create a condition tending to reduce the value of private property, to promote blight and deterioration, and invite plundering and vandalism, to create fire hazards, to constitute an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors, to create a harborage for rodents and insects, and to be injurious to the health, safety and general welfare and, when on city streets, to create a traffic hazard and endanger public safety.