Aug. 1, 2003 – This week it was the Nadir community that got a visit from the administration's Abandoned Car and Beautification Task Force.
On Wednesday, according to a Government House release, the task force not only tagged 30 abandoned vehicles in the area for removal but also shut down an illegal auto repair shop.
The Nadir area has for years had an illegal car dump, the release stated. It said task force personnel cleared away abandoned cars, several engine blocks and other car parts, discarded oil containers, and other debris.
"The task force discovered in Nadir Hill an abandoned vehicle dump site and an automobile repair shop operating illegally within a residential area," James O'Bryan, task force chair, said.
O'Bryan, the St. Thomas and Water Island administrator, added: "The various enforcement agencies involved in the initiative gave the property owners due notice to immediately correct the numerous violations cited and to remove all the debris accumulated on the public roads and within a private property."
The release stated that violators would be cited within 48 hours. And it said, anyone with a vehicle at an illegal repair shop must remove it immediately. Those who don't will have to pay the government to reclaim the vehicles after they're impounded.
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