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Burgaw commissioners to discuss new 'junked car' policy

The Burgaw Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss several items including the adoption of a policy that would give Burgaw Police officers the right to tow abandoned cars. The Burgaw Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss several items including the adoption of a policy that would give Burgaw Police officers the right to tow abandoned cars.

BURGAW, NC (WECT) - The Burgaw Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss several items, including the adoption of a policy that would give Burgaw Police Officers the right to tow abandoned cars.

Chief Montrina Sutton said in a recent interview vehicles deemed to be abandoned or junked will be removed from any public street or highway within the town as well as from any facility owned or operated by the town.

"A notice will be affixed to the windshield on the car stating it will be removed by the town," explained Sutton. "No sooner than seven days after the notice is put on the car will the vehicle be removed."

The discussion began when the Burgaw Police Department responded to a call for a vehicle that was left in the downtown area. At that time, there was no clear-cut ordinance in place to give officers permission to legally remove it.

 

"This does not happen often," Sutton added. "The town just wants to be able to have some kind of control when and if it becomes a problem."

Commissioners meet Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Burgaw Town Hall.

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