Thursday, May 19, 2022

Burnt car towed away in Wallaceburg

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A torched Ford Mustang convertible has been towed away from a Nelson Street address in Wallaceburg.

Municipal officials confirmed with the Sydenham Current that the red car, which had been sitting in the driveway of the home for weeks, was towed away shortly after 1 p.m.

Erin Merritt, the bylaw enforcement officer in Chatham-Kent, said a derelict vehicle notice was sent to the property owner on Aug. 5, requesting that the vehicle be removed by August 19.

Merritt said the property owner will be notified after the Municipality took action today to tow the vehicle.

“The towing company will bill the Municipality and we will place these costs on the tax roll,” Merritt said.

“The costs are collected in the same manner as property taxes are. The owner will receive a letter stating this and the amount that will be placed on the tax roll.”

Several individuals expressed their displeasure earlier this month about the vehicle not being towed away sooner. Read our previous story here.

The bylaw states that the Municipality has to give 14 days notice after a derelict vehicle notice is delivered.

Details about what happened to the vehicle are not known.

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