Fairbanks says no to money to clean up junkyard

Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2003

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Fairbanks North Star Borough has voted against providing public money to clean up a junkyard.

The assembly was asked to spend $20,000 in public money to do something about the unsightly junkyard belonging to Richard Bluel in the Chena Marina subdivision.

The ordinance was drafted by assemblywoman Bonnie Williams who said it would have allowed the borough to spend a total of $30,000 on cleaning up the property, and then send the owner the bill.

But the assembly voted 7-to-4 Thursday against an ordinance.

The three-acre property contains an estimated 100 old vehicles.

Some assembly members said it might be better just to build a fence around the property.

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