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Albemarle Tweaks Junk Cars Ordinance

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A topic many consider an eye sore was on Wednesday night’s agenda for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

The board approved changes to the county's inoperable vehicle or junk cars ordinance. The previous ordinance allowed people to have two junk cars in their yard, but now only people in residential areas will be allowed to have one.

The changes also require cars to be covered by a structure such as a wooden fence or a tree, but it no longer allows tarps.

Some people would have rather seen junk cars completely done away with.

"While we would have preferred the total elimination of junk vehicles the board urges you to at least approve what was forwarded to you by the planning commission and what was presented by county staff,” said Jim Donahue, who attended the meeting.

The changes will not go into effect until January 1 of 2014. That extra time will allow the county to make people aware of the changes.

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